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Economic Activity
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For quite a while, the drop in Rhode Island's jobless rate was driven not as much by an improving economy, but rather by fewer people looking for work. The decline in that number shrank the size of the labor force, the denominator in the equation … more
The outlook for U.S. natural gas’s recovery got worse this week and you can blame the usual suspects: weather and record inventories. more
Revenue is ahead of projections by 2.5 percent for the first four months of the fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continued its slow, downward slide, dipping to 5.3 percent in October, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased in October by 0.01 percent on a year-over-year basis, or 29 passengers, to 314,081, even though airlines provided approximately 3 percent less scheduled seat capacity, according to information from the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area declined in August to 24.4 percent of total home sales, a 2.4 percentage point decrease when compared with the prior-year period, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. continued to hover around four-decade lows last week as the labor market strengthens toward full employment. more
The west side has gained several new business tenants. Cleverhood LLC, a Providence-based outerwear company, recently moved from Clifford Street, in the Jewelry District, to newly renovated space at 425 W. Fountain St., an area that has attracted residential conversions and now is adding more retail. more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
The Port of Davisville is continuing a pattern of growth in auto imports, having recently surpassed the 2014 vehicle total. more
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