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Snapshot of the Rhode Island Economy
July 2015

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July June July % Change   Year to Date
2015 2015 2014 June 15 July 14   2015 2014 % Change
Labor Force and Unemployment (1,000s) (Seasonally Adjusted)  
R.I. Labor Force 559.8 558.5 554.4 0.2% 1.0%   554,144 555,056 -0.2%
R.I. Employed 527.6 525.5 512.5 0.4% 2.9%   520,207 510,272 1.9%
R.I. Unemployed  32.2 33.0 41.9 -2.4% -23.2%   33,937 44,785 -24.2%
R.I. Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.9% 7.6% -1.7% -23.7%   6.1% 8.1% -24.1%
  U.S. Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 6.2% 0.0% -14.5%   5.5% 6.4% -14.5%
                       
R.I. Insured Unemployment   Average thru week 31
  Avg. Insured Unemployed 9,188 10,139 10,691 -9.4% -14.1%   11,796 13,630 -13.5%
  Insured Unemployment Rate* 2.02% 2.24% 2.39% -9.8% -15.5%   2.60% 3.06% -15.0%
                  Year to Date
Total Jobs at R.I. Businesses (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)   2015 2014 % Change
Establishment Employment (Total) 486.2 482.9 480.0 0.7% 1.3%   482.2 476.9 1.1%
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0% -33.3%   0.2 0.2 0.0%
Construction 15.2 15.0 16.5 1.3% -7.9%   15.9 16.4 -3.0%
  Manufacturing 42.0 41.7 41.5 0.7% 1.2%   41.7 40.8 2.2%
Wholesale Trade 16.9 16.7 16.7 1.2% 1.2%   16.7 16.8 -0.6%
Retail Trade 47.3 46.6 47.2 1.5% 0.2%   46.9 47.1 -0.4%
  Transportation & Utilities 12.0 11.7 11.0 2.6% 9.1%   11.7 11.0 6.4%
Information 8.5 8.6 8.9 -1.2% -4.5%   8.6 8.9 -3.4%
  Financial Activities 32.8 32.5 32.7 0.9% 0.3%   32.6 32.4 0.6%
  Professional & Business Services 65.1 63.7 60.9 2.2% 6.9%   61.9 60.2 2.8%
Educational Services 25.1 24.6 24.8 2.0% 1.2%   24.7 24.5 0.8%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 81.1 81.2 80.9 -0.1% 0.2%   80.9 80.6 0.4%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 8.6 8.8 8.7 -2.3% -1.1%   8.9 8.9 0.0%
Accommodation & Food Services 46.9 48.1 46.3 -2.5% 1.3%   47.6 46.1 3.3%
Other Services 23.9 23.9 23.2 0.0% 3.0%   23.9 22.9 4.4%
  Government              60.6 59.6 60.4 1.7% 0.3%   60.0 60.2 -0.3%
                       
Unemployment Insurance   Year to Date
   Regular Claims   2015 2014 % Change
  Initial Claims 5,302 5,934 5,633 -10.7% -5.9%   42,673 48,460 -11.9%
  Number of Payments 37,525 36,730 43,467 2.2% -13.7%   322,049 372,753 -13.6%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $11.4 $11.9 $13.5 -4.2% -15.6%   $105.1 $123.7 -15.0%
  Exhaustions (Final Payments) 742 990 1,002 -25.1% -25.9%   6,366 8,956 -28.9%
 
                       
Temporary Disability Insurance   Year to Date
  2015 2014 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,475 4,490 4,175 -0.3% 7.2%   27,718 26,503 4.6%
  Number of Payments   28,930 32,571 35,126 -11.2% -17.6%   202,773 210,021 -3.5%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $13.1 $14.8 $15.6 -11.5% -16.0%   $92.4 $93.6 -1.3%

*13-week average expressed as a percentage of covered employment.
Note: Data for latest month are preliminary. Prior year reflects latest revision. 
 

 
 
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