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2026 Occupational Outlook for Rhode Island
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Occupational Outlook 2026 Rhode Island employment in 2026 is projected to reach 550,700 an increase of 30,400 (5.9%) from our 2016 employment. Much of this growth is attributed to the increased demand for the products and services provided by the Accommodation & Food Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Retail Trade sectors. Nationally, employment is projected to increase by 7.4 percent.

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1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8740
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