Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 591,100 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 649,431 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 263 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 591,100 +1,200 +6,300
CPS 649,431 -263 +4,649

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Providence, Rhode Island Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Providence 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 for Providence, Rhode Island

CES employment for Providence peaked in July 2017 at 591,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 588,100 in September 2017, Providence has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,164 for Providence in December 2006. 21,733 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a August 2011 low of 608,920, Providence has added 40,511 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 591,100 1,200 649,431 -263
October 2017 589,900 1,800 649,694 -1,749
September 2017 588,100 -1,600 651,443 -3,085
August 2017 589,700 -1,500 654,528 -1,787
July 2017 591,200 3,400 656,315 294
June 2017 587,800 -500 656,021 -1,172
May 2017 588,300 2,500 657,193 1,373
April 2017 585,800 -600 655,820 105
March 2017 586,400 1,900 655,715 4,493
February 2017 584,500 100 651,222 3,824
January 2017 584,400 -500 647,398 2,929
December 2016 584,900 100 644,469 -313