Economic Indicators
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Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed more than forecast in July to the fastest pace since November 2009 as more buyers entered the market before further increases in mortgage rates. more
Rhode Island posted the third-highest unemployment rate in the country in July, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Monday. The Ocean State also experienced the third-largest drop in unemployment over the year. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties. more
The state unemployment rate edged up in July, though it remains lower than July of last year, according to a report released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in almost six years, signaling the U.S. job market continues to mend. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July for a third month, supporting the Federal Reserve’s forecast that inflation will move closer to its target. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly were little changed in July, reflecting the biggest drop in auto costs in four years. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
Paralleling economic activity nationally, Rhode Island performed significantly better than expected in the second quarter of 2013, according to University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 15.5 percent in June to $190.1 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after rising 5.9 percent in May, according to a trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
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