Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
The nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corp. has purchased 14 residential properties over the past year in the area of Amherst and Chaffee streets, and will renovate the buildings to create more affordable housing. more
Rhode Island ranked a dismal 46th on a ranking of the best and worst states for business, according to Forbes. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Economic momentum shifted into a higher gear in Rhode Island in August, a possible turning point in the state’s recovery, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
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