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Recreation jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on February 2, 2018

The number of recreation jobs in Rhode Island is climbing.

Payroll in Rhode Island totaled 496,600 in June, reflecting a gain of 200 jobs from the revised May estimate of 496,400. Job growth has averaged 900 per month halfway through this year, well above the average monthly gain of 200 jobs per month experienced halfway through 2016. Overall, the number of jobs in Rhode Island is up 6,700 from a year ago.

The Educational Services sector added 800 jobs in June and has added 1,100 jobs over the year. The Other Services sector reported the second highest job gain in June, reporting an increase of 500 jobs from May. Employment in the Other Services is up 500 from a year ago.

A gain of 300 jobs was reported in the Transportation & Utilities sector. The number of jobs within this sector is up 300 from June 2016.

The Construction sector continues to trend upward, adding 200 jobs in June. The Construction sector has added 1,700 jobs since the start of the year, an average gain of 300 jobs per month. Over the year, Construction employment is up 2,400.

The Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Financial Activities sectors round out the monthly job gains, adding 200 and 100 jobs, respectively. The increase of jobs in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation sector snaps three consecutive months of job declines. Over the year, employment in both the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Financial Activates sectors is unchanged.

Six employment sectors reported job declines in June, led by the Health Care & Social Assistance sector which lost 700 jobs. Employment decreases were noted in the ambulatory health care services subsector. Despite this sharp decline, the number of jobs in the Health Care & Social Assistance industry is up 200 over the last 12 months.

The Retail Trade sector reported its first job decline since March, shedding 600 jobs in June. Overall, the sector has 200 more jobs than a year ago.

Smaller job losses in June were noted in the Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade sectors which lost 200 jobs each, and the Professional & Business Services and Accommodation & Food Services sectors, which lost 100 jobs each.

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