Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 586,300 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 655,600 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 586,300 +1,800 +1,000
CPS 655,600 +4,378 +11,515

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 April 2006 at 588,200. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 537,200 in September 2009, Providence has gained 49,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,164 for Providence in December 2006. 15,564 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a August 2011 low of 608,920, Providence has added 46,680 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 586,300 1,800 655,600 4,378
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
November 2016 584,800 -1,000 644,782 186
October 2016 585,800 800 644,596 832
September 2016 585,000 -100 643,764 447
August 2016 585,100 100 643,317 -422
July 2016 585,000 1,500 643,739 151
June 2016 583,500 2,100 643,588 712
May 2016 581,400 -1,800 642,876 -440
April 2016 583,200 -2,100 643,316 -769