Updated August 28 at 12:30am
Economic Indicators
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Jobless claims in the U.S. fell to 278,000 in the week ended Jan. 23, from 294,000 in the prior period, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday in Washington. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. surged in December to the highest level in 10 months, closing out the best year for housing since 2007. more
Massachusetts had the highest number of single-family home sales in December since 2004, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island had the second-highest job growth in New England last year with a 1.8 percent gain, behind only Massachusetts, which reported 2.1 percent growth, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The state’s housing market rebounded in 2015 to its largest volume of single-family sales in a decade, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged and said they still expect to raise borrowing costs at a “gradual” pace while watching to see how the global economy and markets impact the U.S. outlook. more
Consumer confidence improved in January to a three-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the prospects for the economy, labor market and their incomes. more
To buy a home and live comfortably in Providence, one needs a salary of at least $55,661, according to finder.com. more
Rhode Island ranked 47th in the nation for its lack of construction job growth over the year in December, according to the Associated General Contractors, which released data Tuesday. more
The U.S. consumer and Chinese industrial sector have been two powerhouses of global growth in the new millennium. more
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