Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 494,600 jobs in Rhode Island in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 530,099 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island lost 700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,817 (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 495,700. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 455,900 in July 2009, Rhode Island has gained 38,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,275 in January 2007. 17,176 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island since then according to the household survey. From a November 2011 low of 496,412, Rhode Island has added 33,687 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History