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Economic Indicators
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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
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rebounded more than forecast in February as sales picked up in most of the U.S., a good sign as the spring-selling season approaches. more
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
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
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
The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area fell to 1.42 percent in June, a decrease of 0.22 percentage points from June 2015, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the U.S. economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income earners about global market conditions. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five months as the number of firings remained consistent with a solid labor market. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
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