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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February, a percentage point less than it was in February 2015, placing it among 22 states that had significantly different unemployment rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for its nearly 15 percent construction employment growth in February, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter at a faster pace than previously estimated, supported by stronger household spending that’s helping cushion the expansion from weakness overseas. more
After a prolonged, steady monthly decline, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate leveled off at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January, according to the latest report by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The cash sales share of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased nearly 10 percentage points year over year in December, to 22.5 percent, which was lower than the national cash sales share at 33.4 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Orders for durable goods fell in February for the third time in four months, reflecting a broad-based slowdown that underscores lingering softness in U.S. capital investment. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose less than economists forecast as the number of dismissals stayed consistent with a firm labor market. more
Purchases of new homes climbed in February for the fourth time in the last five months as demand snapped back in the western U.S. more
Single-family home sales climbed nearly 31 percent in February, to 2,868 compared with 2,192 in February 2015, but the median sale price declined 4.3 percent to $299,000 over the same period, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a “robust market.” more
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