Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 597,600 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 668,555 employed persons for the month. Providence added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 844 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 597,600 +200 +6,300
CPS 668,555 +844 +14,215

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 July 2018 at 598,500. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 597,400 in September 2018, Providence has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 672,570 for Providence in July 2018. 4,015 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 667,711, Providence has added 844 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 597,600 200 668,555 844
September 2018 597,400 -600 667,711 -1,439
August 2018 598,000 -500 669,150 -3,420
July 2018 598,500 600 672,570 3,015
June 2018 597,900 2,300 669,555 1,406
May 2018 595,600 100 668,149 3,995
April 2018 595,500 600 664,154 1,951
March 2018 594,900 200 662,203 2,781
February 2018 594,700 0 659,422 3,176
January 2018 594,700 1,100 656,246 1,402
December 2017 593,600 1,000 654,844 172
November 2017 592,600 1,300 654,672 332