Between 2010 and 2011, Rhode Island
added 2,235 private sector jobs, the first annual private
sector job gain since 2006.
The 2011 average annual wage in
the private sector increased by $996 from 2010.
The Health Care & Social Assistance
sector employed 20 percent of the private sector workforce.
The Accommodation & Food
Services sector added 597 (+1.4%) jobs between 2010 and
Thirteen private industry sectors
experienced employment gains between 2010 and 2011.
Annual wage growth was reported in
seventeen of the nineteen private industry sectors.
of Companies & Enterprises was the highest paying
sector, with workers averaging $103,185 in 2011.*