monthly news release, we publish both
establishment employment and resident employment figures; however, these
totals don’t necessarily agree. Why? The biggest difference is that
establishment employment is based on the place of work, while resident
employment is based on the place of residence. For example, if a person
works at a RI business, that person is counted as a job filled in the
establishment employment total whether he/she lives in RI or
out-of-state. To be counted in the resident employment total, a person must be an employed Rhode Island resident, but could work anywhere
– in state or out-of-state.
employment also pertains to number of jobs filled, so a person could be
included in the total more than once if he/she holds more than one job.
Resident employment pertains to persons, so that a person is included in
the total only once even if he/she has more than one job.
difference in the two employment series involves inclusion of worker
groups. Resident employment includes all employed persons, those
covered by Unemployment Insurance plus the self-employed, unpaid family,
domestic and agricultural workers. Establishment employment does not include self-employed, domestic and unpaid family workers. It does include
some agricultural workers (veterinary and landscape workers).