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 people, businesses, and organizations so they can make informed decisions about their economic futures. LMI can be contacted by email at or by phone at 401-462-8740.

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Key Statistics Mar-21 Feb-21 Mar-20
RI Monthly Jobs 466,900 464,600 502,000
RI Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.3% 4.0%
US Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.2% 4.4%
RI Labor Force 538,923 540,236 561,974
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $11.50/hour $21.24/hour
US Minimum Wage $7.50/hour $19.14/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00 am May 20, 2021

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