About

Press Release

Fourth Straight Record-Breaking Month: Rhode Island Adds Another 1,200 Jobs, Unemployment Lowest Since 2000

View All News

August 16, 2018

Press Release

PROVIDENCE, RI - According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Rhode Island added 1,200 jobs last month and set another new all-time high record for the number of jobs in the state. The state's unemployment rate, which was well over 6 percent and one of the highest in America when Governor Gina M. Raimondo took office ticked down another 0.2 percentage points to 4.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate the state has had since 2000. Since the start of 2015, Rhode Island has added 21,000 new jobs.