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
  June-20 July-20 August-20
RI Monthly Jobs 443,600 422,600 502,800
RI Unemployment Rate 12.4% 16.4% 3.6%
US Unemployment Rate 11.1% 13.3% 4.0%
RI Labor Force 549,800 522,500 554,500
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $10.50/hour* $21.24/hour
US Minimum Wage $7.50/hour $19.14/hour

*Effective October 1, 2020 RI minimumWage - $11.50/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00 am August 20, 2020