Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 498,900 jobs in Rhode Island in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 532,007 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 1,200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 545 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Rhode Island job growth compared to other states.
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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 February 2018 for Rhode Island is at a new high of 498,900.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,423 in January 2007. 15,416 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 35,614 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History