Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Report

Rhode Island Unemployment by County

Rhode Island Current Unemployment 7.9%

Rhode Island Historical Unemployment Trends


Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has ranged from 2.9% in October 2019 to 17.5% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Rhode Island is 7.9% for February 2021. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

RI Unemployment Rate by Month

2012 RI Unemployment Rate
Month/Year RI % National %
1/2021 8.5% 6.3%
2/2021 7.9% 6.2%