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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
Price gains of stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are outpacing profits by the fastest rate in 14 years as the bull market extends beyond the average length of rallies since Harry S. Truman was president. more
Rhode Island’s economic health sustained a blow for the second time in eight months, and may struggle to improve for the rest of the year, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Sunday. more
Rhode Island posted the third-highest unemployment rate in the country in July, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Monday. The Ocean State also experienced the third-largest drop in unemployment over the year. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
A partial shutdown of the federal government would cost the U.S. at least $300 million a day in lost economic output at the start, according to IHS Inc. more
A shutdown of the U.S. government would reduce fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists say, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
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