Jobless rate in Providence metro drops to 10.9%

THE JOBLESS RATE in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped to 10.9 percent in July compared to 11.6 percent during the same month of 2011. For a larger version of this map, click <a href=HERE. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS" title="THE JOBLESS RATE in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped to 10.9 percent in July compared to 11.6 percent during the same month of 2011. For a larger version of this map, click HERE. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS"/>
THE JOBLESS RATE in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped to 10.9 percent in July compared to 11.6 percent during the same month of 2011. For a larger version of this map, click HERE. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates were lower year over year in July for 305 of the nation’s 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Wednesday. The unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell 0.7 percentage points from 11.6 percent in July 2011 to 10.9 percent…
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