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Economy at a Glance
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island
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Dec
2019
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2020
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2020
May
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)556.9 557.6 558.5 565.2 529.1 (p)522.2

Employment(1)

(r)537.6 538.6 539.8 538.7 433.3 (p)437.3

Unemployment(1)

(r)19.3 18.9 18.8 26.5 95.8 (p)84.9

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.5 3.4 3.4 4.7 18.1 (p)16.3

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

505.7 506.9 508.4 498.5 410.3 (p)423.4

12-month % change

0.8 0.6 0.9 -0.9 -18.5 (p)-15.9

Mining and Logging(3)

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (p)0.2

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

19.5 19.7 20.3 20.1 17.7 (p)17.6

12-month % change

0.0 -2.0 1.0 0.0 -12.4 (p)-12.0

Manufacturing(3)

39.5 39.3 39.4 39.4 37.2 (p)37.3

12-month % change

-1.3 -1.8 -1.3 -1.0 -6.5 (p)-6.3

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

78.8 78.5 78.5 78.1 65.5 (p)67.2

12-month % change

1.9 1.3 1.3 1.2 -15.2 (p)-12.5

Information(4)

5.9 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.3 (p)5.2

12-month % change

-1.7 -1.7 -9.8 -6.8 -7.0 (p)-10.3

Financial Activities(3)

35.4 35.5 35.8 35.6 33.8 (p)34.2

12-month % change

0.9 1.1 1.4 1.4 -4.0 (p)-3.1

Professional & Business Services(3)

68.0 68.3 68.4 67.3 57.3 (p)59.5

12-month % change

-0.6 -0.6 -0.3 -1.3 -15.9 (p)-12.6

Education & Health Services(3)

109.5 110.1 110.9 108.3 90.9 (p)93.1

12-month % change

1.6 1.8 2.3 -0.3 -16.3 (p)-14.7

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

60.6 61.3 61.2 56.5 22.1 (p)29.1

12-month % change

2.0 2.3 2.5 -4.9 -63.0 (p)-51.5

Other Services(3)

22.5 22.2 22.2 22.2 16.0 (p)16.1

12-month % change

-2.6 -4.7 -4.3 -4.7 -31.0 (p)-30.6

Government(3)

65.8 66.0 66.0 65.3 64.3 (p)63.9

12-month % change

1.2 1.7 1.7 0.2 -1.8 (p)-1.7

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Number of jobs, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. See About the data.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Data extracted on: July 10, 2020

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Databases & Tables" tab at the top of this page.

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