Economic indicators

Providence area GDP drops from ’06 to ’11

THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA'S real GDP averaged $58.5 billion – in 2005 dollars – during the first quarter of 2011 compared with $61.8 billion five years ago, according to a report from For a larger version of this chart, click HERE.
Posted 7/3/12

PROVIDENCE – The real gross domestic product for the Providence metro area averaged $58.5 billion – in 2005 dollars – during the first quarter of 2011 compared with $61.8 billion five years earlier, according to a report from

Mid-quarter estimates of the most recently available data – the first quarter of 2011 – showed a population of 1.6 million in the Providence metro, unchanged over the last five years.

Employment, which is measured by all private and government workers, totaled 647,000 in the first quarter of 2011, a decline of 7 percent over the previous five years, according to the report.

The average annual pay in the metro area, which is measured as the ratio of all city wages and salaries to total employment, totaled $43,123 during the first three months of 2011.

Comparatively, the metro area’s annual earnings per worker five years earlier was $41,039, according to the report.

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • Healthiest Employers
    Celebrate with the Healthiest Employers in RI on August 14th at the Providence M ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    Thank you to our sponsors and to all those who attended the 10th Anniversary of ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News