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Rhode Island's Hot Jobs - Industry Outlook 2024 New Window icon
Industry Sector Employment Change
2014 2024 Numeric %
Statewide 506,324 542,400 36,076 7.1
Health Care & Social Assistance 81,261 88,350 7,089 8.7
Accommodation & Food Services 46,379 50,700 4,321 9.3
Retail Trade 47,157 49,320 2,163 4.6
Educational Services 44,040 45,250 1,210 2.8
Manufacturing 40,821 43,280 2,459 6.0
Government 32,566 32,550 (16) -0.1
Administrative & Waste Services 26,109 29,600 3,491 13.4
Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 22,848 26,750 3,902 17.1
Finance & Insurance 24,140 26,310 2,170 9.0
Construction 16,497 19,700 3,203 19.4
Other Services (except Government) 17,569 18,260 691 3.9
Wholesale Trade 16,842 17,295 453 2.7
Management of Companies & Enterprises 12,001 14,250 2,249 18.7
Transportation & Warehousing 9,970 10,935 965 9.7
Arts, Entertainment, &Recreation 8,807 9,600 793 9.0
Information 8,850 8,970 120 1.4
Real Estate and Rental &Leasing 5,942 6,200 258 4.3
Utilities 1,057 1,065 8 0.8
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 760 805 45 5.9
Mining 208 210 2 1.0
Rhode Island's Hot Jobs - Occupational Outlook 2024 New Window icon
Occupational Group Employment % Change Openings Due To Total
2014 2024 Growth Turnover
Statewide 506,324 542,400 7.1% 39,438 119,932 159,370
Architecture & Engineering 7,708 8,304 7.7% 604 1,864 2,468
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media 8,474 8,644 2.0% 274 2,077 2,351
Building & Grounds, Cleaning & Maintenance 8,369 19,503 6.2% 1,134 3,621 4,755
Business & Financial Operations 25,983 19,503 12.5% 3,349 5,259 8,608
Community & Social Service 9,621 10,354 7.6% 733 2,087 2,820
Computer & Mathematical 13,892 16,131 16.1% 2,290 2,075 4,365
Construction & Extraction 20,487 23,370 14.1% 2,887 3,137 6,024
Education, Training, & Library 32,125 33,411 4.0% 1,303 6,813 8,116
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry 542 550 1.5% 14 142 156
Food Preparation & Serving Related 48,902 53,383 9.2% 4,637 18,877 23,514
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical 36,274 39,675 9.4% 3,420 8,067 11,487
Healthcare Support 20,812 23,165 11.3% 2,391 4,626 7,017
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair 15,752 16,830 6.8% 1,222 3,698 4,920
Legal 6,314 6,684 5.9% 393 1,060 1,453
Life, Physical, & Social Science 3,254 3,560 9.4% 306 842 1,148
Management 25,719 27,743 7.9% 2,068 5,949 8,017
Office & Administrative Support 76,116 77,932 2.4% 3,237 15,109 18,346
Personal Care & Service 19,007 20,726 9.0% 1,724 4,162 5,886
Production 31,501 32,911 4.5% 2,534 6,851 9,385
Protective Service 11,883 12,361 4.0% 493 2,920 3,413
Sales & Related 49,448 51,663 4.5% 2,285 14,796 17,081
Transportation & Material Moving 24,141 26,270 8.8% 2,140 5,900 8,040

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