Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 596,000 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 664,371 employed persons for the month. Providence added 1,100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,168 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 596,000 +1,100 +9,700
CPS 664,371 +2,168 +12,350

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 in April 2018 is at a new high of 596,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 671,164 for Providence in December 2006. 6,793 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey. From a August 2011 low of 609,362, Providence has added 55,009 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 596,000 1,100 664,371 2,168
March 2018 594,900 200 662,203 2,781
February 2018 594,700 0 659,422 3,176
January 2018 594,700 1,100 656,246 1,402
December 2017 593,600 1,000 654,844 172
November 2017 592,600 1,300 654,672 332
October 2017 591,300 400 654,340 388
September 2017 590,900 -900 653,952 571
August 2017 591,800 1,700 653,381 323
July 2017 590,100 900 653,058 472
June 2017 589,200 2,700 652,586 546
May 2017 586,500 200 652,040 19