PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Unemployment in Rhode Island edged down slightly in July, but the state continues to shed jobs and post the country’s second-highest jobless rate, according to new data released Friday.

The state Department of Labor and Training reported that the jobless rate was 10.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from June. Only Nevada has a higher rate, 12 percent, new U.S. Labor Department statistics show.

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