Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 571,900 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 625,672 employed persons for the month. Providence added 9,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,348 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 571,900 +9,500 +41,300
CPS 625,672 +2,348 +51,218

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 31,600 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 476,000 in April 2020, Providence has gained 95,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 672,503 for Providence in December 2019. 46,831 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 541,894, Providence has added 83,778 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 571,900 9,500 625,672 2,348
June 2021 562,400 1,000 623,324 -7,187
May 2021 561,400 2,000 630,511 1,625
April 2021 559,400 900 628,886 1,125
March 2021 558,500 1,100 627,761 177
February 2021 557,400 2,400 627,584 -1,850
January 2021 555,000 6,500 629,434 8,515
December 2020 548,500 -4,800 620,919 1,235
November 2020 553,300 800 619,684 1,387
October 2020 552,500 1,600 618,297 1,787
September 2020 550,900 7,500 616,510 32,973
August 2020 543,400 12,800 583,537 9,083