Key Statistics April-21 March-21 Apr-20
RI Monthly Jobs 467,600 467,200 399,200
RI Unemployment Rate 6.3% 7.0% 17.4%
US Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.0% 14.8%
RI Labor Force 539,623 541,513 545,692
  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 June 17, 2021

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