Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island get a boost
Posted on August 5, 2014
With the new jobs report, healthcare jobs in Rhode Island appear to be growing.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in health care changed little over the month, with job gains in ambulatory health care services (+21,000) largely offset by losses in hospitals (-7,000) and nursing care facilities (-6,000).
Mining added 8,000 jobs in July, with the bulk of the increase occurring in support activities for mining (+6,000). Over the year, mining employment has risen by 46,000.
Employment in leisure and hospitality changed little in July but has added 375,000 jobs over the year, primarily in food services and drinking places.
Employment in other major industries, including wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change in July.
Overall, manufacturing added 28,000 jobs in July. Job gains occurred in motor vehicles and parts (+15,000) and in furniture and related products (+3,000). Over the prior 12 months, manufacturing had added an average of 12,000 jobs per month, primarily in durable goods industries.
Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs in July and has added 648,000 jobs over the past 12 months. In July, employment continued to trend up across much of the industry, including a gain of 9,000 jobs in architectural and engineering services. Employment in temporary help services changed little over the month.
Overall, employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent.
In July, retail trade employment rose by 27,000. Employment continued to trend up in automobile dealers, food and beverage stores, and general merchandise stores. Over the past year, retail trade has added 298,000 jobs.
Social assistance added 18,000 jobs over the month and 110,000 over the year. (The social assistance industry includes child day care and services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.)