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Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages Program

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program data is developed through a cooperative agreement between the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The QCEW program, formerly known as ES-202, provides monthly employment and quarterly wages by industry, location, and size of employer. The QCEW program derives its data from quarterly tax reports submitted by employers subject to Rhode Island's Unemployment Insurance law (i.e. Covered Employment). This information is supplemented with data collected from government agencies and businesses with multiple locations.

RI Employment by Major Industry Sector (.xlsx)
 
Rhode Island Covered Employment and Wages
2016-Statewide Employment by Industry Sector
Number of Units Average
Employment
Average
Annual
Wage
Private & Government  36,891 473,501 $51,439
Private Only  36,182 414,501 $49,558
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
& Hunting
170 776 $34,688
Mining 19 200 $57,271
Utilities 41 1,081 $100,269
Construction 3,603 18,134 $58,244
Manufacturing 1,593 40,421 $56,121
Wholesale Trade 2,972 16,663 $70,520
Retail Trade 3,842 48,190 $30,340
Transportation & Warehousing 754 9,938 $40,682
Information 820 8,066 $72,426
Finance & Insurance 1,674 24,621 $94,603
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 1,093 6,108 $45,558
Professional & Technical Services 5,011 24,392 $73,494
Management of Companies & Enterprises 326 13,378 $119,462
Administrative & Waste Services 2,807 27,873 $35,088
Educational Services 596 19,125 $51,723
Health Care & Social Assistance 3,882 80,023 $45,802
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 589 9,311 $31,017
Accommodation & Food Services 3,022 48,204 $19,712
Other Services 3,311 17,952 $31,925
 (Except Public Administration)
Unclassified 65 45 $46,536
Government 710 58,999 $64,652
        Federal 186 10,702 $79,503
        State 111 16,015 $65,919
        Local 413 32,282 $59,101
Employment changes may be influenced by noneconomic code changes resulting from NAICS revisions and / or changes in employers reporting methods.
Source: Labor Market Information Division
            Department of Labor & Training
            Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW)
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) – is a quarterly series of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics for the entire economy. Gross job gains and gross job losses reveal some aspects of business dynamics, including establishment openings and closings and establishment expansions and contractions. The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics generates this data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program. Data is provided for all States from 1992 forward.

Data is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the following sites: www.bls.gov/bdm or www.bls.gov/bdm/bdmstate.htm.



 
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