Governor McKee’s Statement on Historic May Jobs Report

RHODE ISLAND, June 16 – PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s jobs report, which shows the state’s unemployment rate has fallen again, falling this times below 3% for the first time in more than 30 years:

“The numbers in today’s jobs report speak for themselves: more people are returning to work in Rhode Island and we are maintaining our economic momentum,” Governor McKee said. “We have the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen in decades, and we have continued to bring jobs back at a steady pace. In fact, we have recovered nearly 90% of all jobs lost during pandemic shutdown. This momentum reflects the work and policies our administration has prioritized. Let’s continue this commitment to making Rhode Island’s economy the strongest it has been in years.”

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