Unemployment rises in New England

Rhode Island – The unemployment rate in New England rose to 5.8% in July, but is still lower than the national average. The Office of information for New England from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States reported that the rate for the six states of the region. This was a tenth of 1% higher in June. Rhode Island had the highest rate in the region with a 7.7% which places it in the third place of the worst rates in the country


The rates of Connecticut register at 6.6%. Massachusetts 5.6%, followed by Maine with a 5.5%, New Hampshire with 4.4% and Vermont with 3.7%. At national level for June unemployment rate was 6.2%. The rate of New England last year was 7.2%