Let’s file this under business as usual in Rhode Island.

A recent study by WalletHub compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 17 key metrics from job opportunities to employment growth and they have rated Providence, RI the 5th worst city to find a job in the United States.

5th worst in the ENTIRE United States!!!

Look at the numbers. Providence ranks just above Detroit!

Providence Job Market

Just about DETROIT??? Aren’t they about to close that entire city down?

Here are the top five.

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This map shows the full breakdown of all 150 markets.

Source: WalletHub

What other accolades have we enjoyed recently?

  1. Providence among worst 10 cities to retire.
  2. Rhode Island ranked 4th worst run state in America.
  3. Rhode Island ranked 9th worst state for entrepreneurs in America.

Yup…business as usual in Rhode Island.