Updated March 26 at 9:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 1.9 percent in February compared with the same period last year, adding 300 jobs for a total of 16,400 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Sources confirmed Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. more
(Updated, 10 a.m.) August’s hotel tax collections increased 22 percent over July’s collections, and nearly 9 percent above collections for the same time a year ago, according to data released Monday by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year, but “significant uncertainties and challenges” continue to face the Ocean State, according to a report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate remained the highest in New England and the third highest in the nation in October at 7.4 percent, according to information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace in March as gains in production and orders showed the industry was mending at the close of a winter-depressed first quarter. more
Banco Santander SA named JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s T. Timothy Ryan as the non-executive chairman of U.S. operations as Spain’s largest bank reshapes leadership. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 8 percent in August compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in April from 8.7 in March, according to seasonally adjusted data provided by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March. more
U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a fifth quarterly gain, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued monetary support and tensions appeared to ease in Ukraine. more
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