Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 467,500 jobs in Rhode Island in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 501,700 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island lost 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,012 (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 peaked in February 2020 for Rhode Island at 508,400. Since then 40,900 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 410,300 in April 2020, Rhode Island has gained 57,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,423 in January 2007. 45,723 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 433,290, Rhode Island has added 68,410 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History