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Snapshot of the Rhode Island Economy
September 2014

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  Sept.
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2013
% Change Year to Date
Aug. 14 Sept. 13 2014 2013 % Change
Labor Force and Unemployment (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)
  R.I. Labor Force 555.8 556.5 553.2 -0.1% 0.5% 555,714 557,179 -0.3%
  R.I. Employed 513.4 513.9 500.5 -0.1% 2.6% 509,863 504,055 1.2%
  R.I. Unemployed  42.3 42.6 52.7 -0.7% -19.7% 45,851 53,124 -13.7%
  R.I. Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.6% 9.5% 0.0% -20.0% 8.3% 9.5% -13.5%
  U.S. Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.1% 7.2% -3.3% -18.1% 6.3% 7.5% -15.7%
                   
R.I. Insured Unemployment (as of week of the 12th)

Average thru week 39

  Avg. Insured Unemployed 10,842 10,858 11,671 -0.1% -7.1% 12,825 13,526 -5.2%
  Insured Unemployment Rate* 2.43% 2.43% 2.64% 0.0% -8.0% 2.88% 3.07% -6.2%
              Year to Date
Total Jobs at R.I. Businesses (1,000s) (Seasonally Adjusted) 2014 2013 % Change
  Establishment Employment (Total) 478.9 478.5 473.0 0.1% 1.2% 476.9 470.6 1.3%
  Natural Resources & Mining 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0% 0.0% 0.2 0.2 0.0%
  Construction 16.8 16.9 16.2 -0.6% 3.7% 16.7 16.1 3.7%
  Manufacturing 40.8 41.1 40.0 -0.7% 2.0% 40.7 39.9 2.0%
  Wholesale Trade** 16.5 16.5 16.8 0.0% -1.8% 16.6 16.7 -0.6%
  Retail Trade 46.9 47.4 46.6 -1.1% 0.6% 47.2 46.5 1.5%
  Transportation & Utilities 11.3 11.2 10.8 0.9% 4.6% 11.0 10.8 1.9%
  Information 8.7 8.8 8.9 -1.1% -2.2% 8.8 9.1 -3.3%
  Financial Activities 33.3 33.1 32.3 0.6% 3.1% 32.7 32.3 1.2%
  Professional & Business Services 61.1 61.6 59.2 -0.8% 3.2% 60.7 58.4 3.9%
  Educational Services 25.1 23.3 24.6 7.7% 2.0% 24.2 24.0 0.8%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 80.8 80.7 80.6 0.1% 0.2% 80.6 80.5 0.1%
  Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 9.1 9.0 8.8 1.1% 3.4% 9.2 8.2 12.2%
  Accommodation & Food Services 45.8 45.8 45.0 0.0% 1.8% 45.8 45.0 1.8%
  Other Services 22.5 22.6 22.6 -0.4% -0.4% 22.5 22.6 -0.4%
  Government              60.0 60.3 60.4 -0.5% -0.7% 60.0 60.2 -0.3%
                   
Unemployment Insurance Year to Date
   Regular Claims 2014 2013 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,340 4,236 4,722 2.5% -8.1% 57,036 60,580 -5.9%
  Number of Payments 37,894 42,289 42,493 -10.4% -10.8% 452,936 482,955 -6.2%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $12.6 $13.0 $14.5 -3.1% -13.1% $149.3 $164.0 -9.0%
  Exhaustions (Final Payments) 1,067 972 1,210 9.8% -11.8% 10,995 12,809 -14.2%
                 
Temporary Disability Insurance Year to Date
              2014 2013 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,139 3,726 3,258 11.1% 27.0% 34,368 26,845 28.0%
  Number of Payments   33,861 30,492 29,899 11.0% 13.3% 274,374 271,889 0.9%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $15.0 $13.5 $13.2 11.1% 13.6% $122.1 $119.8 1.9%
R.I. Population Trends: The 2010 Census indicates that Rhode Island's population grew from 1,048,319 in 2000 to 1,052,567 in 2010, an increase of 4,248 (+0.4%) residents. RI's population had grown by 44,855 (+4.5%) between the 1990 Census and Census 2000.
*13-week average expressed as a percentage of covered employment.
**State calculated estimate.
Note: Data for latest month are preliminary. Prior year reflects latest revision.
 

 
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