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 dlt.lmi@dlt.ri.gov or phone 401-462-8740.

Pandemic Job Recovery

Graph of the economic recovery after covid 19

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New Occupational Wages reflecting 2021                   

Key Statistics Oct-22 Sep-22 Oct-21
RI Monthly Jobs 496,200 497,400 483,500
RI Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.1% 5.0%
US Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.5% 4.6%
RI Labor Force 577,590 576,830 571,546
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $12.25/hour $22.97/hour
United States $7.25/hour $22.00/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00am December 15, 2022
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