Updated January 24 at 1:46pm
Economic Indicators
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The residential real estate market in Rhode Island continued along its brisk pace in May, ending the month with a nearly 19 percent increase in sales activity for single-family houses, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Worker productivity rose in the third quarter by the most in two years as the economy picked up steam, offering a respite from the weak efficiency gains that have defined the U.S. expansion. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January. With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. … more
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held in March at a nine-month low as sales prospects waned, a sign the housing market may be struggling to accelerate as the spring- selling season approaches. more
PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State's economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released May 16 by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public … more
Consumer confidence slumped in February as households grew more concerned about the outlook for the economy and jobs. more
A custom shingle-style house, built in 2008, has sold for $3.5 million. It is the highest sale in Barrington since 2014, according to a news release from Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, whose sales associates Kate Kirby Greenman and Michelle Kirby represented the sellers. more
The dollar fluctuated after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said continued market turmoil may throw the central bank off course from the multiple interest-rate increases that policy makers have forecast for 2016. more
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