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Education jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on August 1, 2019

More education jobs in Rhode Island have been added, according to recent statistics.

Payrolls in Rhode Island rose to 502,200 in June, an increase of 2,800 jobs from the May revised payroll estimate of 499,400. The Rhode Island economy has not reported a monthly job decline since January. The number of jobs is up 4,500 since the start of the year and up 5,600 from June 2018.  

Educational Services reported the largest job gain over the month. Employment was up 1,500 in June due mainly to seasonal increases within the state’s private colleges and universities. Over the year, jobs were up 1,400.

The Professional & Business Services sector added 500 jobs in June, recovering almost all of the 600 jobs lost in May.  Over the year, Professional & Business Services employment is down 1,400.

Five consecutive months of job gains in the Health Care & Social Assistance sector has pushed the employment level to 83,100, an all-time high. This industry sector added 300 jobs in June. Employment in Health Care & Social Assistance is up 2,300 from June 2018.

The Accommodation & Food Services and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation sectors each added 300 jobs in June. Through the job gain, Accommodation & Food Services reached the 50,000-employment mark for the first time. Over the year, jobs are up 500 in the Accommodation & Food Services sector and down 200 in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation.

Both the Government and Information sectors added 200 jobs in June. Employment within each sector is up 400 from a year ago.

Lastly, 100 jobs were added in the Wholesale Trade sector. The number of jobs within this sector is up 900 from June of last year.

The Financial Activities sector lost 400 jobs in June, marking the first monthly job decline since December 2018. Over the year, jobs are up 600 in this industry sector.

A loss of 100 jobs was reported in both the Manufacturing and Other Services sectors. A year-over-year loss of 1,400 jobs was reported in Manufacturing, while a year over year gain of 800 jobs was noted in Other Services.

The number of jobs in June remained unchanged in the Construction, Retail Trade and Transportation & Utilities sectors. The number of jobs in Transportation & Utilities and Construction is up 900 and 700, respectively, from a year ago, while Retail Trade employment is down 300 over the year.

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