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Snapshot of the Rhode Island Economy
June 2016

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June May June % Change   Year to Date
2016 2016 2015 May 16 June 15 2016 2015 % Change
Labor Force and Unemployment (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)
R.I. Labor Force 553.3 552.5 556.0 0.1% -0.5%   552,608 555,613 -0.5%
R.I. Employed 523.1 522.8 522.5 0.1% 0.1%   522,799 520,753 0.4%
R.I. Unemployed  30.2 29.8 33.5 1.3% -9.9%   29,810 34,860 -14.5%
R.I. Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.4% 6.0% 1.9% -8.3%   5.4% 6.3% -14.0%
  U.S. Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.7% 5.3% 4.3% -7.5%   4.9% 5.5% -10.4%
                       
R.I. Insured Unemployment (as of week of the 12th)   Thru Week 28
  Avg. Insured Unemployed 9,087 11,150 10,139 -18.5% -10.4%   10,871 11,964 -9.1%
  Insured Unemployment Rate* 1.98% 2.43% 2.24% -18.5% -11.6%   2.37% 2.64% -10.2%
                  Year to Date
Total Jobs at R.I. Businesses (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)   2016 2015 % Change
Establishment Employment (Total) 488.4 486.7 484.8 0.3% 0.7%   488.4 483.5 1.0%
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0% 0.0%   0.2 0.2 4.3%
Construction 16.8 17.4 16.9 -3.4% -0.6%   18.1 16.7 8.4%
  Manufacturing 41.9 41.6 41.1 0.7% 1.9%   41.8 41.2 1.5%
Wholesale Trade 16.6 16.2 17.0 2.5% -2.4%   16.3 17.0 -4.1%
Retail Trade 48.8 48.0 48.2 1.7% 1.2%   48.0 47.8 0.4%
  Transportation & Utilities 10.9 11.0 11.3 -0.9% -3.5%   11.3 11.3 0.0%
Information 8.5 8.1 8.4 4.9% 1.2%   8.5 8.5 0.0%
  Financial Activities 33.0 33.2 33.1 -0.6% -0.3%   33.2 32.8 1.2%
  Professional & Business Services 65.3 65.2 63.4 0.2% 3.0%   65.5 63.1 3.8%
Educational Services 24.2 24.7 24.9 -2.0% -2.8%   24.0 24.9 -3.6%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 81.2 80.7 80.7 0.6% 0.6%   80.7 80.6 0.1%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 8.7 8.9 8.8 -2.2% -1.1%   9.2 9.0 2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services 48.7 48.4 47.4 0.6% 2.7%   48.3 47.0 2.8%
Other Services 23.6 23.1 23.0 2.2% 2.6%   23.3 23.0 1.3%
  Government              60.0 60.0 60.4 0.0% -0.7%   60.1 60.5 -0.7%
                     
Unemployment Insurance   Year to Date
   Regular Claims   2016 2015 % Change
  Initial Claims 6,332 3,590 5,934 76.4% 6.7%   35,622 37,371 -4.7%
  Number of Payments 30,703 38,754 36,730 -20.8% -16.4%   260,953 284,524 -8.3%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $10.1 $13.8 $11.9 -26.8% -15.1% $88.4 $93.7 -5.7%
  Exhaustions (Final Payments) 700 872 990 -19.7% -29.3%   4,681 5,624 -16.8%
 
                       
Temporary Disability Insurance   Year to Date
  2016 2015 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,566 3,759 4,490 21.5% 1.7%   24,642 23,243 6.0%
  Number of Payments   32,574 22,781 32,571 43.0% 0.0%   172,308 173,843 -0.9%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $15.4 $13.1 $14.8 17.6% 4.1%   $83.5 $79.3 5.3%

*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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