Department of Numbers

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island Job Growth

There were 594,000 jobs in Providence, Rhode Island in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 663,158 employed persons for the month. Providence lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 919 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Providence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 594,000 -200 +2,100
CPS 663,158 -919 +3,736

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 December 2018 at 595,500. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Providence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 672,570 for Providence in July 2018. 9,412 jobs have been lost in Providence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Providence, Rhode Island Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 594,000 -200 663,158 -919
January 2019 594,200 -1,300 664,077 -3,442
December 2018 595,500 2,900 667,519 1,015
November 2018 592,600 -400 666,504 -2,443
October 2018 593,000 900 668,947 1,236
September 2018 592,100 -800 667,711 -1,439
August 2018 592,900 100 669,150 -3,420
July 2018 592,800 400 672,570 3,015
June 2018 592,400 300 669,555 1,406
May 2018 592,100 600 668,149 3,995
April 2018 591,500 -400 664,154 1,951
March 2018 591,900 0 662,203 2,781