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Quarterly Census of RI Employment and Wages
2010-2011 Comparison
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Summary of Findings

The annual report entitled "Rhode Island Employment and Wage Analysis," highlights Rhode Island’s employment and wage data in 2011 and provides a comparison to annual employment and wage data from 2010. Key findings for 2011 include:

u Between 2010 and 2011, Rhode Island added 2,235 private sector jobs, the first annual private sector job gain since 2006.

u The 2011 average annual wage in the private sector increased by $996 from 2010.

u The Health Care & Social Assistance sector employed 20 percent of the private sector workforce.

u The Accommodation & Food Services sector added 597 (+1.4%) jobs between 2010 and 2011.

u Thirteen private industry sectors experienced employment gains between 2010 and 2011.

u Annual wage growth was reported in seventeen of the nineteen private industry sectors.

uManagement of Companies & Enterprises was the highest paying sector, with workers averaging $103,185 in 2011.*

Quarterly bonuses and exercised stock options are included in the calculation and therefore may impact the average annual wage.

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