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 or phone 401-462-8740.

Key Statistics Nov-21 Oct-21 Nov-20
RI Monthly Jobs 482,100 479,800 463,600
RI Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.3% 7.9%
US Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.6% 6.7%
RI Labor Force 553,724 551,609 538,810
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $12.25/hour $22.77/hour
United States $7.25/hour $20.17/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00am January 20, 2022
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