Updated March 22 at 8:22pm
Economic Indicators
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Despite posting an unemployment rate in January that fell below the national jobless figure for the first time since May 2005, Rhode Island still has a way to go to reach the middle of the pack among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. more
In the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, foreclosures peaked in March 2011, representing 3.3 percent of all homes with a mortgage, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
U.S. companies are issuing bonds at the fastest pace ever. more
Rhode Island ranked fourth highest in the nation in January for its year-over-year 8.9 percent construction job gain, the Associated General Contractors of America said Monday. more
Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border, will be closed overnight on Friday, March 24 to allow for the safe removal of the Central Street bridge. more
The Ocean State ranks ninth highest in state and local tax burden as a percentage of state income and per capita in the Tax Foundation’s 2017 annual Facts & Figures report. more
A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged homes in negative equity in the fourth quarter at 10 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
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