Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 467,400 jobs in Rhode Island in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 508,863 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 500 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Rhode Island job growth compared to other states.
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Rhode Island Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Rhode Island as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment in Rhode Island
CES employment peaked in December 2006 for Rhode Island at 496,400. Since then 29,000 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 456,800 in August 2009, Rhode Island has gained 10,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 548,886 in December 2006. 40,023 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island since then according to the household survey. From a September 2011 low of 496,624, Rhode Island has added 12,239 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History