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Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence improved in April to the second-highest level in more than eight years as Americans held more favorable views of the economic outlook and inflation. more
Passenger traffic declined nearly 3 percent year over year in March at T.F. Green Airport, the R.I. Airport Corp. reported Friday. more
(Updated 1:49 p.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in March for a third month, signaling inflation is starting to firm. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Rhode Island was one of four New England states that saw sales of single-family homes increase year over year in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on the economy. more
Fewer than 300,000 American workers filed applications for unemployment benefits for the sixth consecutive week, pointing to labor-market strength even as hiring cooled last month. more
The March rebound in U.S. retail sales was less impressive than economists forecast, signaling consumers are in no rush to spend the windfall from cheaper fuel prices. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in February, slightly above the national average of 1.4 percent, according to CoreLogic. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in March for the first time in five months, reflecting higher costs for fuels and motor vehicles. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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