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Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 597,100 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 664,394 employed persons for the month. Providence lost 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,460 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 597,100 -200 +4,300
CPS 664,394 +1,460 +1,564

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 June 2019 at 597,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 670,971 for Providence in December 2006. 6,577 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a September 2011 low of 609,875, Providence has added 54,519 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 597,100 -200 664,394 1,460
June 2019 597,300 2,900 662,934 296
May 2019 594,400 -1,900 662,638 -527
April 2019 596,300 2,200 663,165 -395
March 2019 594,100 -300 663,560 -388
February 2019 594,400 200 663,948 -121
January 2019 594,200 -1,300 664,069 112
December 2018 595,500 2,900 663,957 -26
November 2018 592,600 -400 663,983 22
October 2018 593,000 900 663,961 328
September 2018 592,100 -800 663,633 429
August 2018 592,900 100 663,204 374