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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators rose more than forecast in November, a sign the economic expansion will gain traction in the months to come. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center, which will be hosted at the University of Rhode Island beginning Jan. 1, will operate a central office at URI’s South Kingstown campus and three sub-center offices in Smithfield, South Kingstown and Providence, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday. more
Personal incomes in Rhode Island rose 1.1 percent in the third quarter, after rising 0.7 percent in the second quarter, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending benchmark indexes to all-time highs, after the Federal Reserve said it will reduce the pace of its monthly bond purchases and expressed confidence in the labor market recovery. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $908 in the second quarter of 2013, a 2 percent increase over the same period last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
The Federal Reserve announced plans to cut its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion, taking its first step toward unwinding the unprecedented stimulus that Chairman Ben S. Bernanke put in place to help the economy recover from the worst recession since the 1930s. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders increased more than forecast in December, matching the highest level in eight years. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1 percent over the last 12 months, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,063 in the third quarter of 2013 from 58,292 in the second quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
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