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Rhode Island

    Rhode Island Employment Analysis

    ( Data Date : April 2017 )

    Rhode Island Employment Data

    Located in the New England region of the U.S., the Ocean State’s recovery is a work in progress, underperforming the nation in most economic gauges. Today, much of the economy of Rhode Island is based in services, particularly healthcare and education, and still to some extent, manufacturing. Economic strengths include excellent higher education institutions, strong links to Boston, and high per capita income. Challenges are a high tax burden, poor infrastructure, and weak demographic trends. (Source: Moody’s Analytics, Inc.)

     

    State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

    Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • Compared to national rates, rhode island unemployment rate in April 2017 was lower by 0.3% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.




  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.