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Economic Indicators
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Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area dipped two-tenths of a percentage point in March to 1.7 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly increased in May from a four-month low as Americans grew more sanguine about the economy and the labor market. more
Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
The original plan for Village on the Waterfront, a 50-acre development proposed for the East Providence waterfront, would have included 400 condominium units among the first phases. After reading a series of marketing reports, and observing … more
Rhode Island once again was among the top five states with mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The cost of living excluding food and fuel rose at a faster pace than expected in April, indicating inflation is inching toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index at a record, before a speech in Rhode Island by Federal Reserve Janet Yellen kicks off Memorial Day weekend. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment for April dropped to 6.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in March, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
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