Updated June 27 at 5:25am
Economic Activity
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Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in February in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw its rate fall to 6.2 percent from 7.2 percent. more
(Updated 1:42 p.m.) A new Rhode Island Housing report said that the number of households in the state will increase by 12 to 13 percent over the next decade, creating additional demand for housing. more
Rhode Island is the seventh-most expensive place to hold a wedding, according to The Knot, a wedding resource. more
In an unprecedented forum, four of Rhode Island’s six living governors spoke with one another for an hour about economic development, education, politics and demographics as part of Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary programing. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is asking the business community to “double down” its investment into the Ocean State economy, saying the state has garnered momentum and indicators are beginning to point in the right direction. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 21st for its 13 percent gain in construction jobs in February, the Associated General Contractors of America said Tuesday. more
For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Virgin America Inc. held the top spot for airline performance, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area climbed 6 percent year over year in February, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
America’s trade deficit widened in February to a six-month high as an increase in imports exceeded a more modest pickup in shipments overseas. more
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