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Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
Condominium sales are still soaring in the Ocean State, with the 55-and-older buyer a key catalyst, according to real estate brokers. more
Paralleling economic activity nationally, Rhode Island performed significantly better than expected in the second quarter of 2013, according to University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Retail sales in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August as the biggest part of the economy struggled to gain momentum. more
The trade deficit in the U.S, widened in July from an almost four-year low as imports rebounded and exports cooled. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remains the highest among New England states after rising to 8.9 percent in July from 8.8 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held fairly steady this fall, although fewer Rhode Islanders were employed as the size of the labor force continued to shrink. more
In 2012, 13.7 percent of Rhode Islanders, or close to 139,000 people, lived in households with income below the federal poverty level, according to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. more
Home prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and across the country in June, according to the home price index released Tuesday by residential property information provider CoreLogic. more
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