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Economic Indicators
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The fewest Americans in nine weeks filed applications for unemployment benefits, a sign of further strength in the labor market that will continue to support the U.S. expansion. more
Rhode Island has recovered 58 percent of the 39,800 jobs lost during the recession as of February, according to information released this week from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Even before the remnants of eastern Massachusetts’ snowiest winter have melted, second-home buyers flocking to Cape Cod’s beach towns have helped Steve Clay’s team of agents break their sales record. more
Rhode Island ranked 20th among all states for its 1.6 percent year-over-year export growth in January, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Hiring at the smallest U.S. businesses is moderating, a sign of sluggishness in the economy. more
Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
Foreclosure deeds in the Bay State declined 14.6 percent in February compared with the year-ago period, marking the second consecutive month of decreases, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 26th among the 40 largest metros for its 3.6 percent home price increase in January compared with a year ago, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ data and analytics division. more
Severe winter weather had little effect on February cash collections, according to state Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly. more
Consumer purchases rose less than projected in February, indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy will find it hard to sustain momentum after the best quarter since 2006. more
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