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 at 401-462-8740.

Pandemic Job Recovery

Graph of RI Economic Recovery After COVID-19

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2022 Occupational Wage Report

State of the State: Profiles of RI Cities & Towns

2022 Employment & Wage Report


Key Statistics Aug-23 Jul-23 Aug-22
RI Monthly Jobs 493,400 493,500 500,300
RI Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.8% 3.4%
US Unemployment Rate 3.8% 3.5% 3.7%
RI Labor Force 570,952 570,348 570,735
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $13.00/hour $23.73/hour
United States $7.25/hour $22.26/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00 am October 19, 2023.

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