Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth
There were 596,300 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 681,008 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,300 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 443 (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 605,300. Since then 9,000 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 475,500 in April 2020, Providence has gained 120,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 687,879 for Providence in December 2019. 6,871 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 541,247, Providence has added 139,761 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Providence, Rhode Island Employment History