Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 597,400 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 685,443 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,004 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 597,400 +1,600 +17,700
CPS 685,443 +1,004 +15,353

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 605,400. Since then 8,000 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 475,300 in April 2020, Providence has gained 122,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 687,879 for Providence in December 2019. 2,436 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 541,247, Providence has added 144,196 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 597,400 1,600 685,443 1,004
August 2022 595,800 1,500 684,439 618
July 2022 594,300 3,300 683,821 1,170
June 2022 591,000 -1,800 682,651 1,622
May 2022 592,800 -1,100 681,029 1,109
April 2022 593,900 4,300 679,920 565
March 2022 589,600 1,400 679,355 3,030
February 2022 588,200 2,400 676,325 2,086
January 2022 585,800 0 674,239 1,668
December 2021 585,800 1,400 672,571 -184
November 2021 584,400 3,200 672,755 452
October 2021 581,200 1,500 672,303 2,213