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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University has formed a partnership with the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, allowing the housing policy nonprofit to access more detailed, current data, including real estate listings. more
America’s housing market has been heating up this summer. Purchases of previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in July for a third straight month to reach the highest level since February 2007, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week remained historically low. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July at the slowest pace in three months, casting doubt on how quickly inflation will return toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
NecronomiCon Providence 2015 will celebrate the 125th birthday of author H.P. Lovecraft with a four-day citywide conference and festival to pay tribute to the author in his hometown and to celebrate the city’s culture and history from Aug. 20 to 23. more
Passenger traffic fell 1.7 percent in July at T.F. Green Airport to 340,390 from 346,416 in July 2014, according to R.I. Airport Corp., which released data on Tuesday. more
The eighth annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit on Thursday will feature a morning address by state Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor about Rhode Island’s economy and its relationship to the supply chain industry. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July to the highest level in almost eight years, indicating the industry will pick up in the second half of the year. more
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