Economic Indicators
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The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added no construction jobs between March 2013 and March 2014, ranking the state at No. 198 among the 339 metro areas nationwide in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released April 28. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.4 percent in March, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.6 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
The homeownership rate in the U.S. declined to the lowest in almost 19 years as rising property prices and mortgage rates held back demand. more
The Black Knight Home Price Index for the Providence metro area was $238,000 in February, largely unchanged from the price index a month earlier, but 5.5 percent higher than in February 2013 according to the Black Knight report released Monday. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Rhode Island hotel tax collections fell 2.8 percent in February to $126,603 compared with $130,278 in February 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Friday. more
Orders for durable goods poured into American factories in March, setting up manufacturing as one of the central drivers of a rebound in economic growth during the second quarter. more
Rhode Island boasted the eighth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the “State of the Internet” report released Wednesday by cloud services firm Akamai Technologies Inc. more
Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly plunged in March to the lowest level in eight months, reflecting a broad-based retreat that signals the industry is facing bigger challenges than just bad weather. more
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