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Industry information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
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Top Industries in Rhode Island

Industry Employees
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 39,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools 26,417
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,552
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,313
Employment Services 10,492
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 9,917
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,854
Grocery Stores 9,351
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 9,056
Offices of Physicians 8,351
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 8,067
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 7,439
Individual and Family Services 6,843
Building Equipment Contractors 6,099
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 5,650
Ship and Boat Building 5,367
Health and Personal Care Stores 5,012
Insurance Carriers 4,866
Home Health Care Services 4,863