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Quarterly Census of RI Employment and Wages
2017 Annual Average

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Summary of Findings

The annual “Rhode Island Employment and Wage Analysis” report highlights Rhode Island’s employment and wage data in 2017. Key findings for 2017 include:

u In 2017, employment in Rhode Island averaged 477,305 with an average annual wage of $52,837.

u Private sector employment averaged 417,962 with an average annual wage of $50,929.

u Between 2016 and 2017 Rhode Island added 3,461 private sector jobs and the average annual private sector wage increased $1,371, a 2.8% increase.

u The Health Care & Social Assistance sector employed over 19% of the entire private sector workforce. Wages in the sector rose an average of $795 or 1.7% compared to 2016.

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

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