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Snapshot of the Rhode Island Economy
June 2015

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June
2015
May
2015
June
2014
% Change Year to Date
May 15 June 14 2015 2014 % Change
Labor Force and Unemployment (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)
R.I. Labor Force 558.6 556.3 555.1 0.4% 0.6% 553,206 555,172 -0.4%
R.I. Employed 525.6 523.2 512.1 0.5% 2.6% 518,993 509,906 1.8%
R.I. Unemployed  33.0 33.1 42.9 -0.3% -23.1% 34,213 45,266 -24.4%
R.I. Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.0% 7.7% -1.7% -23.4% 6.2% 8.2% -24.1%
  U.S. Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.5% 6.1% -3.6% -13.1% 5.5% 6.4% -14.4%
                           
R.I. Insured Unemployment (as of week of the 12th) Average thru week 27
  Avg. Insured Unemployed 10,139 12,378 11,636 -18.1% -12.9% 12,023 13,918 -13.6%
  Insured Unemployment Rate* 2.24% 2.74% 2.61% -18.2% -14.2% 2.65% 3.12% -15.1%
Year to Date
Total Jobs at R.I. Businesses (1,000s) (Seasonally Adjusted) 2015 2014 % Change
Establishment Employment (Total) 483.6 483.9 477.9 -0.1% 1.2% 481.6 476.4 1.1%
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0% 0.0% 0.2 0.2 0.0%
Construction 15.0 15.7 16.6 -4.5% -9.6% 16.0 16.4 -2.4%
  Manufacturing 41.7 41.9 40.8 -0.5% 2.2% 41.7 40.7 2.5%
Wholesale Trade 16.7 16.7 16.7 0.0% 0.0% 16.7 16.8 -0.6%
Retail Trade 47.0 46.7 47.2 0.6% -0.4% 46.9 47.0 -0.2%
  Transportation & Utilities 11.7 11.8 11.0 -0.8% 6.4% 11.7 11.0 6.4%
Information 8.7 8.6 8.8 1.2% -1.1% 8.7 8.9 -2.2%
  Financial Activities 32.5 32.7 32.5 -0.6% 0.0% 32.5 32.4 0.3%
  Professional & Business Services 63.5 62.4 60.4 1.8% 5.1% 61.3 60.1 2.0%
Educational Services 25.2 24.6 24.6 2.4% 2.4% 24.7 24.5 0.8%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 81.2 80.7 80.5 0.6% 0.9% 80.8 80.5 0.4%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 8.7 8.9 8.8 -2.2% -1.1% 8.9 8.9 0.0%
Accommodation & Food Services 48.1 49.0 46.3 -1.8% 3.9% 47.7 46.1 3.5%
Other Services 23.8 24.2 23.1 -1.7% 3.0% 23.9 22.9 4.4%
  Government              59.6 59.8 60.4 -0.3% -1.3% 59.9 60.2 -0.5%
                           
Unemployment Insurance Year to Date
   Regular Claims 2015 2014 % Change
  Initial Claims 5,934 3,747 7,103 58.4% -16.5% 37,371 42,827 -12.7%
  Number of Payments 36,730 31,872 41,261 15.2% -11.0% 284,524 329,286 -13.6%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $11.9 $10.5 $13.6 13.3% -12.5% $93.7 $110.2 -15.0%
  Exhaustions (Final Payments) 990 885 1,263 11.9% -21.6% 5,624 7,954 -29.3%
  Year to Date
Temporary Disability Insurance 2015 2014 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,490 3,548 3,678 26.6% 22.1% 23,243 22,328 4.1%
  Number of Payments   32,571 26,750 29,824 21.8% 9.2% 173,843 174,895 -0.6%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $14.8 $12.3 $13.2 20.3% 12.1% $79.3 $78.0 1.7%

*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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