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Economic Indicators
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(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Starbucks Corp. isn’t the only coffee-shop chain serving up new drinks for the holidays. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc plans to remove its U.S. unit Citizens Financial Group Inc. from its balance sheet this year in one or two more share sales. more
Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.” more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped in December to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate for the state since March 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training has reported. more
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Cash sales made up 28.8 percent of total home sales in Rhode Island in November, a year-over-year drop of 15.28 percent, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Workplace trends that favor urban office settings continued across New England cities in 2014, as companies sought premium space that offers convenience and efficiency for employees, according to CB Richard Ellis-New England executives. more
The Providence metro area ranked 30th among the top 40 metros for home price increase in the 12 months ended October 31, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics Division. more
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