RIPEC Research Manager Remarks on May Jobs Report

RIPEC Manager of Research Justine Oliva told The Boston Globe that May economic data for Rhode Island gives a mixed perspective on the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. While a 2.9 percent unemployment rate is “extraordinary,” only 90 percent of Rhode Island jobs lost during the pandemic have been recovered, which trails the national rate of 97 percent, Oliva said.

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