Department of Numbers

Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 498,600 jobs in Rhode Island in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 559,199 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Rhode Island job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 498,600 +100 +13,700
CPS 559,199 +454 +17,359

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 February 2020 for Rhode Island at 507,800. Since then 9,200 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 399,700 in April 2020, Rhode Island has gained 98,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Rhode Island for September 2022 is at a new high of 559,199.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 498,600 100 559,199 454
August 2022 498,500 2,200 558,745 778
July 2022 496,300 200 557,967 1,759
June 2022 496,100 -300 556,208 2,594
May 2022 496,400 500 553,614 2,603
April 2022 495,900 2,800 551,011 1,685
March 2022 493,100 1,800 549,326 3,072
February 2022 491,300 4,300 546,254 1,353
January 2022 487,000 -1,000 544,901 1,045
December 2021 488,000 2,000 543,856 278
November 2021 486,000 2,500 543,578 597
October 2021 483,500 -1,400 542,981 1,141