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Although Rhode Island’s unemployment rate posted a significant drop in June to 7.9 percent, the state jobless rate tied with Mississippi as the highest in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s commercial real estate market saw improvement across all sectors in 2013, but high vacancy rates, shorter lease terms and a dearth of high-bay warehouse properties continue to challenge the market’s recovery. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped again, representing the lowest prices recorded since early 2011, according to the weekly survey from AAA Southern New England. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Industrial production surged in November by the most since May 2010 as U.S. assembly lines churned out more consumer goods and business equipment, signaling manufacturing is bolstering economic growth. more
Luxottica Group SpA said founder Leonardo Del Vecchio will become interim chief executive officer after the Italian maker of Ray-Ban glasses lost its second leader in little more than a month. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
Despite its small size compared with many North American metropolises, Providence ranks as the 38th most traffic-congested city in the United States and Canada, according to a new report released by GPS-device manufacturer TomTom. more
The Providence-Warwick metro area saw single-family home prices increase 9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
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