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Economic Indicators
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Companies added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. job market remains strong, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area rose 5.7 percent over the year in January, and climbed 5.6 percent during the same period in Rhode Island, CoreLogic said this week. more
Factory activity in February shrank less than forecast as gains in new orders and production provided signs that the beleaguered industry could soon stabilize. more
The Providence metro ranked 20th among the nation’s 40 largest metropolitan areas for its 4.5 percent home price increase in December compared with December 2014, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in January by the most in two years, representing a setback in residential real estate leading up to the spring selling season. more
Cash sales slipped in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in November to 23.4 percent of total home sales, a 9.1 percentage point decrease compared with November 2014, CoreLogic said Friday. more
The U.S. economy unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than initially estimated, reflecting a higher value of business inventories. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island’s population of 1 million lives in distressed zip codes, according to an interactive report released Thursday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. more
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