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Rhode Island’s 9 percent unemployment rate again ranked as the highest in the country in February, and Rhode Island was the only state to post a jobless rate at or above 9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 1.9 percent in February compared with the same period last year, adding 300 jobs for a total of 16,400 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded one of three initial contracts in a $12.1 billion U.S. Coast Guard ship program, with competitor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. shut out. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined to 1.98 percent of all outstanding mortgage loans for the month of January from 2.86 percent during the same month a year earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
Purchases of previously owned homes in the U.S. declined in February to the lowest level since July 2012, a sign the industry may be slow to recover. more
The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has released a report outlining key findings and recommendations from period three of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
Rhode Island saw exports fall 12.8 percent from a year earlier in January to $198.8 million, as continued weakness in developed economies as well as slowing in the developing world dampened demand for Ocean State shipments. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year. more
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