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The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best annual performance in 15 years. more
The Corporate Market Place Inc., operating under a taxpayer-backed loan program, is struggling to pay off its debt and can’t keep current on its rent. more
The inventory of homes for sale in Providence and Warwick is increasing, up 3.4 percent from last December, according to data from the online listing service Realtor.com. more
Consumer confidence declined to a six-week low as Americans took a less favorable view of their finances and the slowdowns at factories and oilfields soured attitudes among men. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator index. An index reading of 100 is equal to the state’s activity in 2000. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza expects to name a new economic-development director “very soon,” according to a spokesman. more
The Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park had its fifth consecutive record-breaking year for automobiles imported by ship in 2014, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Federal Reserve officials are starting to reassess their outlook for the economy as global weakness and disappointing data on American consumer spending test their resolve to raise interest rates this year. more
Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
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