Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 497,700 jobs in Rhode Island in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 530,718 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 783 (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 July 2017 for Rhode Island at 499,700. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 496,000 in September 2017, Rhode Island has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,275 in January 2007. 16,557 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 34,306 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History