Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 501,900 jobs in Rhode Island in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 539,624 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island lost 2,400 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 983 (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 July 2018 for Rhode Island at 504,300. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,423 in January 2007. 7,799 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 43,231 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History