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 [email protected] or phone 401-462-8740.

Key Statistics Sep-21 Aug-21 Sep-20
RI Monthly Jobs 480,300 478,300 462,600
RI Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.8% 10.9%
US Unemployment Rate 4.8% 5.2% 7.8%
RI Labor Force 577,228 534,673 557,723
  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 November 18, 2021
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