Labor Market Information

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division collects, analyzes and disseminates a wide variety of information on the Rhode Island labor market. LMI aims to make the latest information readily available to Rhode Island residents, businesses, and organizations so they can make informed decisions about their economic futures. LMI can be contacted by email

Pandemic Job Recovery

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2021 Statistical and Fiscal Digest

New Occupational Wages reflecting 2021   

2022 Q4 Labor Supply and Demand               

Key Statistics Jan-23 Dec-22 Jan-22
RI Monthly Jobs 496,700 497,400 487,500
RI Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.2% 3.5%
US Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.5% 4.0%
RI Labor Force 566,300 566,400 569,400
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $13.00/hour $22.97/hour
United States $7.25/hour $22.00/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00 am March 23, 2023.

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