Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 559,700 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 621,476 employed persons for the month. Providence lost 800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,527 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 559,700 -800 -42,200
CPS 621,476 -3,527 -48,886

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Providence, Rhode Island Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Providence 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 for Providence, Rhode Island

CES employment for Providence peaked in February 2020 at 607,700. Since then 48,000 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 495,800 in April 2020, Providence has gained 63,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,552 for Providence in February 2020. 50,076 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 530,617, Providence has added 90,859 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 559,700 -800 621,476 -3,527
October 2020 560,500 500 625,003 733
September 2020 560,000 6,900 624,270 42,099
August 2020 553,100 6,800 582,171 -20,103
July 2020 546,300 15,100 602,274 14,330
June 2020 531,200 24,400 587,944 48,442
May 2020 506,800 11,000 539,502 8,885
April 2020 495,800 -100,300 530,617 -134,187
March 2020 596,100 -11,600 664,804 -6,748
February 2020 607,700 2,600 671,552 1,197
January 2020 605,100 1,500 670,355 -1,023
December 2019 603,600 1,700 671,378 1,016