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The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
WASHINGTON - Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. The gains in employment last month followed a … more
Foreclosure rates in Rhode Island were lower in July than they were a year ago, but are still higher than the national foreclosure rate, according to information released Tuesday from real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
Quarter-over-quarter personal income growth in Rhode Island was 1.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with 1.9 percent in the first quarter, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island landed in the bottom 10 nationally for change in home sale prices in July, according to home price index information released Monday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue showed that August’s total general revenues increased 4 percent compared with the same period last year. more
The Rhode Island School of Design on Monday kicked off National Manufacturing Month in October two days early with multiple events that includes the opening of Co-Works, a new facility focused on creation and collaboration. more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
If you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, there are plenty to choose from in Rhode Island, according to Zillow, an online real estate database. more
Verve, Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, won a Summer 2014 People & Planet Award from Green America, and will spend the prize money on a fall gift to teachers. more
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