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 Oct-20 Sept-20 Oct-19
RI Monthly Jobs 468,400 466,700 504,700
RI Unemployment Rate 7.0% 10.5% 3.5%
US Unemployment Rate 6.9% 7.9% 3.6%
RI Labor Force 541,300 559,700 556,900
  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 December 17, 2020

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