Updated February 19 at 5:19pm
Economic Indicators
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds sold off with oil. more
The Ocean State housing market surged ahead in 2016, regaining its footing for the first time since the Great Recession ended, according to an annual report by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Rhode Island ranked 36th in the nation for its 1.1 percent construction job loss over the year in December. That’s according to data released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts in December increased by 4.2 percent from December 2015. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in December, the fourth consecutive month-over-month decline. That’s according to information released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined more than forecast in December, data from the National Association of Realtors data showed Tuesday. Still, sales for the full year were the strongest since 2006. more
Rhode Island ratepayers could pay less for electricity this summer, as the state’s largest utility has proposed lowering rates beginning April 1. more
For the second consecutive week, gas prices have fallen in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday released a $9.2 billion budget that is broadly directed at bolstering the educational prospects of Rhode Islanders, continuing recent momentum in adding new jobs and creating new assistance for manufacturers. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point in December, to 5 percent, its fourth consecutive month-to-month decline. more
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