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Economic Indicators
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the R.I. Department of Labor and Training recently released figures that showed Rhode Island with the second-largest percentage job growth in 2015 among New England states (behind only Massachusetts). The growth rate was 1.8 percent, … more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
The New England Economic Partnership economic forecast, detailed in this week's Op-Ed piece by Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi, predicts that while job growth will occur in Rhode Island over the next few years, it will be uneven across … more
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. continued to hover around four-decade lows last week as the labor market strengthens toward full employment. more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
Consumer confidence steadied after declining for the previous three weeks as Americans’ views toward spending improved by the most in five months. more
PROVIDENCE – The value of Rhode Island commercial properties sold in 2015 increased 37.3 percent to $379 million, according to an annual report compiled by Capstone Properties. The increase was driven by large-asset sales, including the … more
The housing boom that preceded the Great Recession left many households in untenable positions once the bottom fell out. Some found their mortgages underwater (in negative equity). Some found that the loss of income made what had been affordable no … more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
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