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Economic Activity
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The Governor’s Workforce Board, in partnership with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, is creating a plan to improve the delivery of workforce development services and is holding a series of business focus groups as part of the process. more
Consumer confidence declined in July on concerns global risks will dim prospects for the U.S. economy. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continues to dip, with a June drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent compared with May, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
An interactive map that shows one dot for every job location in America unsurprisingly shows a cluster of job activity around Providence, with health care, education and government the dominant sector. more
Builders are more upbeat about the U.S. real-estate market than at any time in the last decade as better job prospects fuel home sales. more
Cash sales accounted for nearly 33 percent of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in April, an increase of 3.3 percentage points compared with last year, according to CoreLogic. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week for the first time in a month, heading back toward the lowest levels in more than a decade and signaling firings remain muted. more
A vacant mill in the West End neighborhood of Providence could be renovated into a live-work development, with room for what could be the largest culinary incubator program in New England. more
Lucy’s Hearth, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and human services to homeless women and children, recently celebrated a groundbreaking of a new $4.4 million facility. more
The new, 24,000-square-foot Tiverton Public Library recently opened, replacing the former Essex Library, which had served the community for more than 70 years. more
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