A Black Spot in the Northeast
Rhode Island’s saving grace, on this sort of graphic showing state-by-state unemployment rates, is that the folks creating the images continue to use “higher than 10%” as the top category. So, a baker’s dozen of other states have joined us in that group, but conspicuously, none of them are north of the Carolinas or east of Ohio. We’re a little black dot in a sea of purples and maroons.
Imagine what would happen if we made a concerted effort to shed our business unfriendly image… instead of continuing to elect legislators who are apparently intent on pushing us in the other direction.