Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 505,000 jobs in Rhode Island in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 539,377 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island added 2,200 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 243 (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 December 2018 for Rhode Island is at a new high of 505,000.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 547,423 in January 2007. 8,046 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 42,984 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History