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Snapshot of the Rhode Island Economy
July 2016

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July June July % Change   Year to Date
          2016 2016 2015 June 16 July 15   2016 2015 % Change
Labor Force and Unemployment (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)  
R.I. Labor Force 555.0 553.5 555.4 0.3% -0.1%   552,987 555,587 -0.5%
R.I. Employed 524.6 523.3 522.8 0.2% 0.3%   523,079 521,041 0.4%
R.I. Unemployed  30.5 30.2 32.7 1.0% -6.7%   29,908 34,546 -13.4%
R.I. Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.5% 5.9% 0.0% -6.8%   5.4% 6.2% -13.0%
  U.S. Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.9% 5.3% 0.0% -7.5%   4.9% 5.4% -9.9%
                           
R.I. Insured Unemployment (as of week of the 12th)   Thru Week 31
  Avg. Insured Unemployed 8,887 9,087 9,188 -2.2% -3.3%   10,784 11,796 -8.6%
  Insured Unemployment Rate* 1.93% 1.98% 2.02% -2.5% -4.5%   2.35% 2.60% -9.6%
                      Year to Date
Total Jobs at R.I. Businesses (1,000s)(Seasonally Adjusted)   2016 2015 % Change
Establishment Employment (Total) 490.9 489.5 485.9 0.3% 1.0%   488.9 483.9 1.0%
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0% 0.0%   0.2 0.2 4.3%
Construction 16.9 16.8 17.0 0.6% -0.6%   17.9 16.7 7.2%
  Manufacturing 42.3 42.0 41.1 0.7% 2.9%   41.8 41.2 1.5%
Wholesale Trade 16.1 16.5 17.0 -2.4% -5.3%   16.3 17.0 -4.1%
Retail Trade 48.4 48.7 48.1 -0.6% 0.6%   48.0 47.8 0.4%
  Transportation & Utilities 11.6 10.9 11.5 6.4% 0.9%   11.4 11.3 0.9%
Information 8.5 8.6 8.7 -1.2% -2.3%   8.5 8.5 0.0%
  Financial Activities 32.6 33.2 32.6 -1.8% 0.0%   33.1 32.8 0.9%
  Professional & Business Services 66.1 65.2 63.5 1.4% 4.1%   65.6 63.1 4.0%
Educational Services 25.3 24.8 25.5 2.0% -0.8%   24.2 25.0 -3.2%
  Health Care & Social Assistance 81.0 81.2 81.0 -0.2% 0.0%   80.8 80.7 0.1%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 8.8 8.6 8.7 2.3% 1.1%   9.1 9.0 1.1%
Accommodation & Food Services 49.1 49.2 47.7 -0.2% 2.9%   48.5 47.1 3.0%
Other Services 23.4 23.5 23.0 -0.4% 1.7%   23.3 23.0 1.3%
  Government              60.6 60.1 60.3 0.8% 0.5%   60.2 60.5 -0.5%
                         
Unemployment Insurance   Year to Date
   Regular Claims   2016 2015 % Change
  Initial Claims 4,263 6,332 5,302 -32.7% -19.6%   39,885 42,673 -6.5%
  Number of Payments 36,584 30,703 37,525 19.2% -2.5%   297,537 322,049 -7.6%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $11.3 $10.1 $11.4 11.9% -0.9%   $99.7 $105.1 -5.1%
  Exhaustions (Final Payments) 732 700 742 4.6% -1.3%   5,413 6,366 -15.0%
                           
Temporary Disability Insurance   Year to Date
  2016 2015 % Change
  Initial Claims 3,704 4,566 4,475 -18.9% -17.2%   28,346 27,718 2.3%
  Number of Payments   27,934 32,574 28,930 -14.2% -3.4%   200,242 202,773 -1.2%
  Amount of Payments (gross millions) $13.2 $15.4 $13.1 -14.3% 0.8%   $96.7 $92.4 4.7%

*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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