Puerto Rico sees slight decrease in unemployment rate

November 22, 2014 2:15 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, compared to 14.1 percent in September. In October of last year, the rate was 14.9 percent.

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