Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 556,500 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 626,036 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 603,500. Since then 47,000 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 476,000 in April 2020, Providence has gained 80,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,552 for Providence in February 2020. 45,516 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 530,617, Providence has added 95,419 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Providence, Rhode Island Employment History