Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 590,700 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 656,196 employed persons for the month. Providence added 2,900 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 590,700 +2,900 +5,700
CPS 656,196 +175 +12,457

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 in July 2017 is at a new high of 590,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,164 for Providence in December 2006. 14,968 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a August 2011 low of 608,920, Providence has added 47,276 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 590,700 2,900 656,196 175
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
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