Department of Numbers

Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 503,900 jobs in Rhode Island in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 533,540 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 1,300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,195 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Rhode Island job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 503,900 +1,300 +7,100
CPS 533,540 +1,195 -269

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 in July 2019 for Rhode Island is at a new high of 503,900.

CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,423 in January 2007. 13,883 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island since then according to the household survey. From a November 2011 low of 496,393, Rhode Island has added 37,147 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 503,900 1,300 533,540 1,195
June 2019 502,600 3,200 532,345 242
May 2019 499,400 100 532,103 -405
April 2019 499,300 3,200 532,508 -436
March 2019 496,100 900 532,944 -535
February 2019 495,200 0 533,479 -416
January 2019 495,200 -2,500 533,895 -158
December 2018 497,700 1,700 534,053 -20
November 2018 496,000 -900 534,073 -66
October 2018 496,900 500 534,139 38
September 2018 496,400 -400 534,101 128
August 2018 496,800 0 533,973 164