Updated July 30 at 2:30pm
Economic Indicators
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With unemployment in Massachusetts reaching pre-recession levels, the state’s economy is humming along, according to MassBenchmarks. more
The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture of incremental progress consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of 351 metro areas out of 387 that experienced a year-over-year drop in its jobless rate in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff. more
Rhode Island ranked 13th among the 50 states for its 1.5 percent year-over-year export growth for the first five months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Single-family home sales rose 8 percent from April through June compared with the same time period last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, which said the data shows that the housing market continues to gain momentum. more
Massachusetts home sales increased 11.4 percent in June, making it the best month for sales in 10 years, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
An oceanfront estate overlooking the Cliff Walk sold on Monday for $15 million, the most expensive residential sale in Rhode Island in the past two years, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International, which represented the seller. more
Rhode Island was among the top 10 states for home price improvement in May with a 1.6 percent increase compared with April, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ home price index report. more
Gasoline prices fell 2 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the third consecutive week of declines, according to AAA Northeast. more
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