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Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Even though Rhode Island has gained some economic strength in 2013, the Ocean State “still lags behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate,” according to the spring 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
The Providence-Warwick metro area ranked No. 182 out of 381 metro areas across the nation for economic growth during 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly increased in July to the highest level in six years as Americans’ views of their finances improved. more
The Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area foreclosure rate fell 0.14 percentage points for February compared to the same period in 2012, CoreLogic said Friday. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index approached a record high, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve announcement on the prospects for monetary stimulus. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for its first weekly drop since August, amid concern the budget impasse will hurt economic growth in the world’s largest economy. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
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