Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 495,000 jobs in Rhode Island in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 557,230 employed persons for the month. Rhode Island lost 700 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 180 (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 507,300. Since then 12,300 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island according to the employer survey. From a trough of 399,000 in April 2020, Rhode Island has gained 96,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Rhode Island reached a maximum of 558,232 in November 2019. 1,002 jobs have been lost in Rhode Island since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 448,613, Rhode Island has added 108,617 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rhode Island Employment History