Job Growth In RI Higher Than Expected

Jan 16, 2014

Numbers out of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training show there are more people working than originally thought.

The DLT compared quarterly tax data from employers with numbers out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that are estimates based on survey sampling. The tax data show Rhode Island gained 6,500 jobs between September of 2012 and September of 2013. That’s double the number based on federal estimates. 

The DLT said the private sector produced all of those jobs, with public sector jobs actually down by 100.  It’s the third consecutive quarter in 2013 where tax data showed more job growth than originally estimated, according to the DLT.

Sectors adding jobs include accommodation and food services and health care.

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