Providence area lost third-most jobs in the US over last yearAugust 29th, 2012 at 12:07 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with the metropolitan employment report for July, and it contains more bad news about Rhode Island’s economy (emphasis mine):
The largest over-the-year decrease in employment [as of July] occurred in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis. (-6,000), followed by Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas (-4,700), and Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Mass. (-4,100). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment was reported in Dalton, Ga. (-6.0 percent), followed by Great Falls, Mont. (-4.8 percent), Hot Springs, Ark. (-4.7 percent), and Danville, Ill. (-4.5 percent).
Slate’s Matt Yglesias has more on the problem.