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.

Sign up to receive News Releases and LMI Announcements by LMI Stat Track

Key Statistics Nov-20 Oct-20 Nov-19
RI Monthly Jobs 467,500 468,000 505,200
RI Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.1% 3.5%
US Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.9% 3.5%
RI Labor Force 540,900 542,300 557,000
  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 January 21, 2021

NEW FROM LMI: Social Distancing and the COVID-19 Crisis