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The New England jobless rate dropped 1.1 percentage points year over year in September to 4.6 percent. The rate was unchanged from August, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Polaris MEP, a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, is launching its second All Access Bus Tour on Dec. 8, visiting Hope Global in Cumberland and Parmatech Proform Corp. in East Providence. more
Rhode Island is the worst state to retire, according to WalletHub, which rated states and the District of Columbia on adjusted cost of living, entertainment options per capita and public-hospital rankings, among 20 other factors. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 25th among the 40 largest metro areas in the nation for its year-over-year home price growth of 4.4 percent in November, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday released a nearly $9 billion budget proposal that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic … more
Following a national trend, home prices climbed 5.9 percent over the year in October both in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area and in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 23.8 percent in August, making it the best August for sales since 2005, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
A decade after home sales peaked, buyers who have enjoyed historically cheap mortgage rates during the industry’s recovery are now bracing for an end to the gravy train. more
An interactive map from The New York Times shows where people living in a state were born. In 2012, 57 percent of Rhode Islanders were born in the Ocean State, compared with 64 percent in 1950 and 51 percent in 1900. more
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