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Rhode Island Historic Unemployment Rates
Seasonally Adjusted
1976 - Present
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Year

Jan

Feb

March   April May June July   

Aug

Sept Oct Nov Dec
2014 9.2 9.0 8.7 8.3 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.1  
2013 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.3
2012 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.7
2011 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.0 10.9
2010 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.6 11.5
                         
2009 9.7 9.9 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.8 11.9
2008 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.9 7.2 7.6 7.9 8.2 8.5 8.8 9.1 9.4
2007 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.0
2006 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9
2005 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2
2004 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0
2003 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4
2002 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3
2001 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7
2000 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3
                         
1999 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2
1998 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2
1997 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9
1996 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3
1995 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7
1994 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4
1993 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4
1992 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.8
1991 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8
1990 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.2
                         
1989 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0
1988 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2
1987 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2
1986 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
1985 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1
1984 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8
1983 9.4 9.3 9.1 8.9 8.7 8.5 8.3 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.2
1982 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
1981 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.2 8.4 8.6 8.8
1980 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3
                         
1979 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5
1978 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2
1977 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.0
1976 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2

 

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