Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Rhode Island

Select area on the map:

Rhode Island Area Map ProvidenceNorwich

Select area from Rhode Island list:



News Releases:

Aug
07

Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area — June 2020

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 4.0 percent in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) for the 12-month period ending June 2020

May
06

Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area — March 2020

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 3.5 percent in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Consolidated Statistical Area for the 12-month period ending March 2020

Feb
07

Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area — December 2019

Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 3.5 percent in the Boston Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) for the 12-month period ending December 2019.

Rhode Island Economy at a Glance:

Rhode Island
Data Series Back
Data
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
June
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

557.6 558.5 565.2 529.1 522.5 (p)549.8

Employment(1)

538.6 539.8 538.7 433.3 436.7 (p)481.5

Unemployment(1)

18.9 18.8 26.5 95.8 85.8 (p)68.4

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.4 3.4 4.7 18.1 16.4 (p)12.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

506.9 508.4 498.5 410.3 422.6 (p)443.6

12-month % change

0.6 0.9 -0.9 -18.5 -16.0 (p)-11.8

Mining and Logging(3)

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (p)0.3

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

19.7 20.3 20.1 17.7 17.9 (p)18.0

12-month % change

-2.0 1.0 0.0 -12.4 -10.5 (p)-9.5

Manufacturing(3)

39.3 39.4 39.4 37.2 37.6 (p)38.1

12-month % change

-1.8 -1.3 -1.0 -6.5 -5.5 (p)-4.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

78.5 78.5 78.1 65.5 66.4 (p)70.2

12-month % change

1.3 1.3 1.2 -15.2 -13.5 (p)-8.7

Information(4)

5.8 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.3 (p)5.3

12-month % change

-1.7 -9.8 -6.8 -7.0 -8.6 (p)-8.6

Financial Activities(3)

35.5 35.8 35.6 33.8 34.1 (p)34.6

12-month % change

1.1 1.4 1.4 -4.0 -3.4 (p)-2.3

Professional & Business Services(3)

68.3 68.4 67.3 57.3 59.5 (p)60.8

12-month % change

-0.6 -0.3 -1.3 -15.9 -12.6 (p)-10.6

Education & Health Services(3)

110.1 110.9 108.3 90.9 93.3 (p)100.0

12-month % change

1.8 2.3 -0.3 -16.3 -14.5 (p)-7.7

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

61.3 61.2 56.5 22.1 28.5 (p)38.3

12-month % change

2.3 2.5 -4.9 -63.0 -52.5 (p)-36.1

Other Services(3)

22.2 22.2 22.2 16.0 16.0 (p)17.4

12-month % change

-4.7 -4.3 -4.7 -31.0 -31.0 (p)-25.0

Government(3)

66.0 66.0 65.3 64.3 63.8 (p)60.6

12-month % change

1.7 1.7 0.2 -1.8 -1.8 (p)-6.9

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

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Providence Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2020
New England - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Aug 2020
New England - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Aug 2020
New England Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Aug 2020
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – New England Consumer price indexes Table Aug 2020
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Feb 2013
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Nov 2014
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England (PDF) Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Mar 2018
County Employment and Wages in Rhode Island — Second Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2019
2014 Data on Employment Status by State and Demographic Group Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2015
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England Employment Table Mar 2012
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England (PDF) Employment Table Mar 2012
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 Employment Table Oct 2011
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 (PDF) Employment Table Oct 2011
New England and State Unemployment - 2016 Unemployment News Release Apr 2017
New England and State Unemployment — September 2017 Unemployment News Release Nov 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Providence-Warwick — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2019
Consumer Price Index Northeast (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2020
Consumer Price Index US City Average (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2020
Consumer Price Index Northeast (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2020
Consumer Price Index US City Average (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2020
Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area — June 2020 Benefits, Pay News Release Aug 2020
Fatal Work Injuries in New England - 2014 Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
STEM OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES IN NEW ENGLAND-MAY 2014 Pay News Release Feb 2016