Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 495,400 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 529,959 employed persons for the month. Providence lost 100,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 134,845 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 495,400 -100,700 -103,100
CPS 529,959 -134,845 -134,625

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 112,300 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,552 for Providence in February 2020. 141,593 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 495,400 -100,700 529,959 -134,845
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
November 2019 601,900 2,700 670,362 1,207
October 2019 599,200 900 669,155 1,337
September 2019 598,300 -400 667,818 1,377
August 2019 598,700 500 666,441 1,212
July 2019 598,200 200 665,229 734
June 2019 598,000 1,100 664,495 169
May 2019 596,900 -1,600 664,326 -258