|About Labor Market Information
|The Labor Market Information
Unit is the central state resource for the collection, analysis and
dissemination of information pertaining to the Rhode Island labor
market. LMI is responsible for a wide range of labor market analysis and
research involving industry trends, occupational projections, wage
rates, labor force movements, population shifts, and demographics.
operates five federal/state programs in cooperation with the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS). These data
collection programs include: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS),
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), Current
Employment Statistics (CES), Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW),
and Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS).
The information gathered from these programs is the basis for most LMI
|LMI also extracts statistical information from Unemployment
Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance administrative records to
assemble reports on the diverse activities of the Department.