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.

Key Statistics Oct-21 Sep-21 Oct-20
RI Monthly Jobs 479,200 481,300 461,900
RI Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.2% 7.3%
US Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.8% 6.9%
RI Labor Force 551,654 577,977 535,860
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $11.50/hour $22.77/hour
United States $7.25/hour $20.17/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00am December 16, 2021
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