Providence residents have 3rd-lowest wellbeing of major cities

Apparently Southern New England is a pretty gloomy place these days. The overall wellbeing of residents in the Providence region was the third-lowest among the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan areas last year, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The Providence metro area – which stretches from Rhode Island into Fall River and New Bedford – tied with Louisville, Ky., and topped only Tampa and Las Vegas. When metros of all sizes are included, Charleston, W.V., had the lowest wellbeing. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index score is based on six metrics: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and…