Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island has four times as many retail jobs as Providence Boat Show attendees.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Rhode Island. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

Rhode Island retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$7.8 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$2,753 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$4,002 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Explore retail’s impact by district


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Retail jobs in Rhode Island

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.