Providence area lost 5% of jobs in ’08-’09

EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE COUNTY shrank nearly 8 percent from June 2001 to June 2009. (The graph does not start at zero to better show the change.) /
EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE COUNTY shrank nearly 8 percent from June 2001 to June 2009. (The graph does not start at zero to better show the change.) /
PROVIDENCE – Employment in Providence County fell 4.9 percent in the year ended last June, the U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday. The total number of jobs at the 17,700 establishments in Rhode Island’s largest county fell to 269,210 in the 12-month period, the government reported. The county’s percentage change in jobs ranked No. 160 out…

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