BLS: Providence Co. employment grows 0.8% over year, while wages grow 3.1%

THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Providence County was $1,145 in the first quarter, a 3.1 percent increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Providence County was $1,145 in the first quarter, a 3.1 percent increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
PROVIDENCE – All of the three local counties included in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 first-quarter employment and wage report released Wednesday performed below the national averages for year-over-year changes in total employment and average weekly wage. Providence County, with 284,000 jobs in March, experienced growth over the year of 0.8 percent, as…

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