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 Dec-20 Nov-20 Dec-19
RI Monthly Jobs 461,900 468,200 505,700
RI Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 3.6%
US Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.7% 3.6%
RI Labor Force 538,617 538,810 562,169
  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 March 11, 2021

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