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 Sep-20 Aug-20 Sep-19
RI Monthly Jobs 468,000 465,900 502,800
RI Unemployment Rate 10.5% 12.9% 3.5%
US Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.4% 3.5%
RI Labor Force 561,000 540,400 556,400
  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 November 19, 2020

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