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Economic Indicators
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BOSTON – Massachusetts lost 1,600 jobs in April but saw its total unemployment rate drop 0.3 percent, to 6 percent, from the March rate, according to the Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the second week in a row, 4 cents and 9 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
Homeowners who can’t help checking their address on Internet property value trackers like Zillow’s “zestimate” likely weren’t happy with Stan Humphries, the real estate website’s chief economist, when house prices were plunging in recent years. An architect of the algorithm behind the “zestimate,” Humphries is probably more popular now that home prices on Zillow are rising again. 2013 was a very strong year for real estate across the country and even in the economically challenged Providence area, where Humphries was in town recently to network with local real estate agents who use or are looking at using Zillow’s data platform. more
Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry received poor marks relative to others in the U.S. in the 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics Report released on June 11 by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in June to a three-month low, adding to signs of a more restrained pickup in the second-quarter economy. more
The $3.7 trillion municipal market is headed for the longest losing streak since March after localities offered the most bonds in three months. more
Focus group research conducted by the American Democracy Project at RIC shows that R.I. voters are not confident their next governor will improve the state’s economic outlook. The … more
Americans’ outlooks for the U.S. economy dimmed in March from a four-year high as feeble wage gains and harsh winter weather weighed on sentiment. more
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