Washington County, RI monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Washington County, RI monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Washington County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Washington County had a 2.9% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.2% increase from a month ago. Rhode Island reported a 3.6% unemployment rate in November, which is the 25th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Providence, RI metropolitan area was 3.5%, which is 0.6% higher than Washington County. Providence has the 379th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Kent County, RI: 3.0%
#1. Newport County, RI: 3.0%
#3. Washington County, RI: 2.9%
#4. Suffolk County, NY: 2.5%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Rhode Island
#1. Providence County: 3.7%
#2. Kent County: 3.0%
#2. Newport County: 3.0%

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