Key Statistics May-21 April-21 May-20
RI Monthly Jobs 468,300 467,900 414,300
RI Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.3% 12.9%
US Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.1% 13.3%
RI Labor Force 538,179 539,634 520,943
  Minimum Wage Median Wage
Rhode Island $11.50/hour $22.77/hour
United States $7.50/hour $20.17/hour

RI Labor Force and Jobs Data Next Release - 10:00am July 15th, 2021

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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.