Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 592,300 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 679,839 employed persons for the month. Providence added 2,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 484 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 592,300 +2,700 +24,700
CPS 679,839 +484 +20,679

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 605,400. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 475,300 in April 2020, Providence has gained 117,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 687,879 for Providence in December 2019. 8,040 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 541,247, Providence has added 138,592 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 592,300 2,700 679,839 484
March 2022 589,600 1,400 679,355 3,030
February 2022 588,200 2,400 676,325 2,086
January 2022 585,800 0 674,239 1,668
December 2021 585,800 1,400 672,571 -184
November 2021 584,400 3,200 672,755 452
October 2021 581,200 1,500 672,303 2,213
September 2021 579,700 600 670,090 2,802
August 2021 579,100 500 667,288 2,701
July 2021 578,600 7,500 664,587 2,289
June 2021 571,100 2,600 662,298 1,628
May 2021 568,500 900 660,670 1,510