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Economic Indicators
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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
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island was ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation for having the least problems with drunken driving. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. more
Rhode Island was eighth highest in the nation in January for its percentage of noncurrent loans at 7 percent, Black Knight Financial Services said this week. more
Rhode Island ranked third in the annual Bloomberg News U.S. Gender-Equality Leadership Ranking and eighth in its U.S. Gender-Equality Ranking. more
Companies added the most workers in almost three years to U.S. payrolls in February on a surge in construction and manufacturing employment, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
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