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Quarterly Census of RI Employment and Wages
2009-2010 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 2010 and provides a comparison to annual employment and wage data from 2009. Key findings for 2010 include:

Rhode Island lost 819 private sector jobs between 2009 and 2010, the smallest over-the-year private sector job loss in three years.

The 2010 average annual wage in the private sector increased by $1,210 from 2009.

The Health Care & Social Assistance sector employed over 20 percent of the private sector employment.

The Health Care & Social Assistance sector added 1,305 (+1.7%) jobs, between 2009 and 2010.

Eleven private industry sectors experienced employment losses between 2009 and 2010.

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

Management of Companies & Enterprises was the highest paying sector, with workers averaging $101,204 in 2010.*

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

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