Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record close last week, as investors assessed the strength of the economy and developments in Ukraine. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
(Updated 11:11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.) Transportes Aereos de Cabo Verde will begin service from T. F. Green Airport to the Cape Verde Islands starting June 2, officials announced Friday. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year. more
Rhode Island ranks as the least friendly state in the U.S. for small business, according to a new survey by Thumbtack.com of 12,000 entrepreneurs. more
Personal incomes in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in 2013, while the state’s per capita income ranked as the 14th highest in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income in the Ocean State totaled $49.4 billion last year, a gain of $1.3 billion compared with the 2012 total of $48.2 billion. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who was sworn in today as Rhode Island’s first female governor, announced the names and titles of individuals who will work in her office. more
Gasoline prices climbed back up again in Rhode Island this week while the Massachusetts average remained unchanged from a week ago, reflecting volatility in national gas prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The American equity rally that just turned 5 years old is starting to match the 1990s Internet bubble when it comes to its speed. more
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