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RI Total Nonfarm Employment
Not Seasonally Adjusted

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Employment in Thousands Net Change from:

           Industry

May
2017
Apr
2017
May
2016
Apr
2017
May
2016
TOTAL NONFARM 500.2 493.4 493.6 6,800 6,600
  Total Private 438.2 432.1 432.2 6,100 6,000
                       
  GOODS PRODUCING 61.9 60.6 59.1 1,300 2,800
    Mining & Logging 0.2 0.2 0.2 0 0
    Construction 20.5 19.5 18.4 1,000 2,100
          Specialty Trade Contractors 14.2 13.3 12.0 900 2,200
    Manufacturing 41.2 40.9 40.5 300 700
      Durable Goods 25.6 25.5 25.3 100 300
          Fabricated Metal Product Mfg. 4.9 4.9 5.0 0 -100
          Computer & Electronic Product Mfg. 3.2 3.2 3.2 0 0
          Transportation Equipment Mfg. 4.6 4.6 4.6 0 0
          Miscellaneous Durable Goods Mfg. 5.5 5.5 5.5 0 0
              Jewelry & Silverware 3.3 3.3 3.3 0 0
      Non-Durable Goods 15.6 15.4 15.2 200 400
          Chemical Manufacturing 3.0 3.0 3.0 0 0
                       
  SERVICE PRODUCING 438.3 432.8 434.5 5,500 3,800
    Wholesale Trade 17.1 17.0 16.7 100 400
    Retail Trade 48.7 48.2 48.1 500 600
          Health & Personal Care Stores 4.8 4.8 4.8 0 0
          Department Stores 3.9 3.9 3.9 0 0
  * Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 11.5 11.4 11.6 100 -100
        Transportation & Warehousing 10.5 10.3 10.5 200 0
    Information 7.7 7.6 7.4 100 300
          Publishing 1.6 1.6 1.7 0 -100
  ** Financial Activities (including Real Estate) 33.3 33.0 33.4 300 -100
        Finance & Insurance 27.0 27.0 27.4 0 -400
          Credit Intermediation & Related Activities 9.7 9.7 10.0 0 -300
          Insurance Carriers & Related Activities 11.8 11.8 11.8 0 0
    Professional & Business Services 65.9 65.9 65.9 0 0
          Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 24.7 24.9 24.1 -200 600
          Management of Companies & Enterprises 13.7 13.7 13.3 0 400
          Administrative & Waste Services 27.5 27.3 28.5 200 -1,000
            Employment Services 9.6 9.6 9.7 0 -100
    Educational Services 27.7 28.6 27.3 -900 400
          Colleges & Universities 18.9 19.8 18.4 -900 500
    Health Care & Social Assistance 81.3 80.8 80.7 500 600
          Ambulatory Health Care Services 26.1 25.8 25.9 300 200
          Hospitals 23.0 23.0 23.3 0 -300
          Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 18.4 18.3 18.4 100 0
          Social Assistance 13.8 13.7 13.1 100 700
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 9.2 8.7 9.6 500 -400
    Accommodation & Food Services 50.6 47.5 49.2 3,100 1,400
          Accommodation 4.7 4.3 4.4 400 300
          Food Services & Drinking Places 45.9 43.2 44.8 2,700 1,100
            Restaurants & Other Eating Places 39.5 37.5 39.0 2,000 500
    Other Services 23.3 22.8 23.2 500 100
    Government              62.0 61.3 61.4 700 600
          Federal Government    10.3 10.3 10.6 0 -300
          State Government      16.5 16.3 16.3 200 200
          Local Government      35.2 34.7 34.5 500 700
            Local Education 22.9 22.6 22.6 300 300
            Local Non-Education 12.3 12.1 11.9 200 400
 
*Utilities are not broken out separately.
**Real Estate & Rentals is not broken out separately.
Some subcategories are not additive.
Current month figures are preliminary and subject to revision.

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