Total Labor Force (2018)

556,236

Total Population

1,057,315

Population Rank Among States

45th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$18,628

Rank Among States

12th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.1%

Rank Among States

31st (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board

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Providence/Cranston Workforce Development Board

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Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Official State Workforce Agency

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Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Rhode Island under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

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Colleges and universities

Rhode Island's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Rhode Island National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.5%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
1.7%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.1%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
27.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
64.2%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (6.0% Rhode Island | 12.0% National)
6%
12%
High school (24.0% Rhode Island | 27.1% National)
24%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (25.9% Rhode Island | 28.9% National)
25.9%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (44.1% Rhode Island | 32.0% National)
44.1%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Rhode Island's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

Governor's Workforce Board


The Governor's Workforce Board is excited to announce our 2021 GWB Annual Event award winners: 
 
🏆Career Pathways Advancement Award:  @AmosHouse  
🏆Workforce Innovation Award:  @SkillsforRI  
🏆Industry Impact Award:  @RIHospitality  
 
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The Governor’s Workforce Board is now seeking proposals to develop non-traditional Registered Apprenticeship programs in Rhode Island’s largest and/or growing industries. Applications are due June 30, 2021. For more information visit: https://t.co/nkcH31o3li

Notice: Review of continuing designation and certification of local development areas and boards under WIOA is complete. For more information or to submit public comment please visit: https://t.co/lTkwFwpfqb

Notice: A draft of proposed WIOA waivers the state of Rhode Island intends to submit to the USDOL is now available for public comment at: https://t.co/lTkwFwpfqb

The Governor's Workforce Board has announced that the Work Immersion Program will be reopening on limited & temporary basis beginning Monday 4/19 at 9am. The program is only available for work experiences occurring between 4/1/21 through 6/30/21. Details: https://t.co/uuOr7i9db7

Today we launched a partnership with @JoinSkillful and RI employers to make skills-based decisions in their hiring processes, helping to diversify & strengthen talent pathways. Thank you @MarkleFdn and @stradaeducation for the support to create a more equitable economy for RI.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


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JOB FAIR: Stop by Westerly Education Center TODAY between 3-6p.m. and meet with dozens of area employers who are hiring (23 Friendship St, walk right in!)

Don’t wait to start your job search. There are only 90 days left of federal UI benefits, including PUA & extra $300 boost. https://t.co/hoD6xLkSbC
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The final countdown...
Preparations are being made for tomorrow's JOB FAIR from 3-6 pm. Come meet employers who are ready to hire @23 Friendship St. Westerly https://t.co/BZ2542RQ6W

Have more questions about the work search requirement? Want to learn how you can earn more while still keeping some of your UI benefits?

Reply to this tweet with your questions and Director Weldon will answer as many as possible via video!

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. @RINLAssoc is recruiting candidates for their 1-WEEK Growing Futures Boot Camp Training to help you gain exposure to skills and topics essential to success in green industry jobs and careers.

WHEN: June 21, 2021
HOURS: 40 HOURS (1 Week)

Apply Today!
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REMINDER: Sign up for a time slot for tomorrow’s manufacturing job fair! https://t.co/yXZr8GWlMn https://t.co/uFTyzzWCNq
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RI Department of Labor & Training @RI_DLT
The manufacturing industry is hiring! Explore open careers at 15+ companies at Thursday's (6/10) virtual job fair from 9-11am. Attending counts as 1 work search activity.

Book a one-on-one time with an employer here: https://t.co/k1oQLS9L56

Participating employers⤵️ https://t.co/iFKQe7Sf2R

Have more questions about the work search requirement? Want to learn how you can earn more while still keeping some of your UI benefits?

Reply to this tweet with your questions and Director Weldon will answer as many as possible via video!

**Do not include any personal info.** https://t.co/ZSa1xNbajl
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