Rhode Island Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Providence County Rhode Island, 17,993
County with the Most Employees: Providence County Rhode Island, 251,798
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Providence County Rhode Island, $1,038
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Providence County Rhode Island, 4.5%



Bristol County Rhode Island

Total Businesses1,4984.0% of state total
Total Employment11,7672.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76076.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services19413.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,80915.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1057.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing5624.8% of county employees



Kent County Rhode Island

Total Businesses5,45214.6% of state total
Total Employment67,86616.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$88789.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services71913.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,48518.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3666.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,18410.6% of county employees



Newport County Rhode Island

Total Businesses3,2608.7% of state total
Total Employment32,2437.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84384.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services44713.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services7,16922.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2608.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,54614.1% of county employees



Providence County Rhode Island

Total Businesses17,99348.2% of state total
Total Employment251,79859.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,038104.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,46113.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare53,86521.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,2837.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places20,1248.0% of county employees



Washington County Rhode Island

Total Businesses4,30711.5% of state total
Total Employment44,43010.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82583.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction56413.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing8,77819.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3528.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,37812.1% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.