BLS: Providence County 2Q employment grew 0.5 percent

Updated 2:09 p.m.

THE PROVIDENCE COUNTY average weekly wage rose 1.5 percent year over year to $1,016 in the second quarter of 2017. / COURTESY BLS
THE PROVIDENCE COUNTY average weekly wage rose 1.5 percent year over year to $1,016 in the second quarter of 2017. / COURTESY BLS
PROVIDENCE – Employment in the 2017 second quarter (measured in June) in Providence County was 287,200, a 0.5 percent increase year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday. Employment increased in 318 of the largest 346 counties in the United States in the quarter. The U.S. average job growth rate was 1.7…

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