The annual report entitled
"Rhode Island Employment and Wage Analysis,"
highlights Rhode Island’s employment and wage data in 2010 and
provides a comparison to annual employment and wage data from
2009. Key findings for 2010 include:
Island lost 819 private sector jobs between 2009 and 2010, the
smallest over-the-year private
sector job loss in three years.
The 2010 average
annual wage in the private sector increased by $1,210 from 2009.
Health Care & Social Assistance sector employed over 20
percent of the private sector employment.
Health Care & Social Assistance sector added 1,305 (+1.7%)
jobs, between 2009 and 2010.
industry sectors experienced employment losses between 2009 and
growth was reported in seventeen of the nineteen private
of Companies & Enterprises was the highest paying sector,
with workers averaging
$101,204 in 2010.*