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September job growth in RI better than estimated

September job growth in RI better than estimated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New labor statistics show that job growth in Rhode Island in the third quarter was better than initially estimated.

The Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the state added 3,300 more jobs in September than previously reported. The total number of jobs was 472,100.

The new numbers are based on a review of third-quarter tax data.

The analysis also showed Rhode Island gained 6,500 jobs between September 2012 and last September. The initial estimate showed a job gain of 3,200 during that period. The private sector was responsible for all the job growth.

Officials said that, through September, the state regained 39 percent of the 39,600 jobs lost during the recession.

Rhode Island's unemployment rate in November was 9 percent, the worst in the U.S.

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