Key Statistics Aug-21 July-21 Aug-20
RI Monthly Jobs 477,900 477,100 457,300
RI Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.7% 12.6%
US Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.4% 8.4%
RI Labor Force 534,689 536,074 529,982
  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 October 21, 2021

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