PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is set to report two months of unemployment data after delays related to the federal government shutdown.
The state Department of Labor and Training is releasing the unemployment rates for both September and October on Thursday afternoon. The September rate was supposed to come out last month. The October rate was supposed to come out last week.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which ultimately calculates all state rates, was affected by the shutdown, along with Rhode Island's ability to access the needed employment data and programs.
The state's August jobless rate of 9.1 percent was the third highest in the country.
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