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Economic Indicators
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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Cash sales of homes fell 9.6 percentage points to 22.7 percent of all sales in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in February compared with February 2015, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Purchasing managers at U.S. factories anticipate sales will grow 2.8 percent in 2016, down from the 4.1 percent they forecast in December, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. more
Seventeen states, including Rhode Island, had total liabilities greater than the national aggregate of 14.8 percent of the 50 states’ personal income in 2013, according to data released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts in its Fiscal 50 report. more
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in April by the most in three years an indication that inflation may be picking up toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
After two weeks of increases, gasoline prices in Rhode Island fell a cent this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held steady in May, signaling limited progress in residential real estate during the busy spring selling season, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data showed Monday. more
The Ocean State’s economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Consumer confidence in the United States jumped in May to the highest level in almost a year, propelled by the strongest views on inflation-adjusted income gains in a decade. more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
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