R.I. shows declines in arts employment over last dozen years

EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS AND CULTURAL sector in Rhode Island fell 1.52 percent from 2013 to 2014, a continuation of a trend since 2002.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS AND CULTURAL sector in Rhode Island fell 1.52 percent from 2013 to 2014, a continuation of a trend since 2002. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data on arts and culture employment Wednesday showing that employment in the sector grew 1.26 percent in 2014 across the nation, one year after growing 1.3 percent. Rhode Island ranked 42nd among all states in arts and cultural employment growth from 2013 to 2014, as the…

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