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Economic Indicators
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There is much discussion these days about employment, unemployment and what really matters in the job market when it comes to statistics. But let's not discuss all of that right away. Instead Rhode Islanders might take a moment to note that … more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits increased to a five-week high, a sign that progress in the strongest part of the economy may be moderating. more
After a prolonged, steady monthly decline, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate leveled off at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January, according to the latest report by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The world’s largest currency union contains about 1.7 billion people and accounts for more than a third of global economic output. It also may be headed for a breakup – and that’s a risk to which policy makers everywhere should be paying a lot more attention. more
Dale Oxley doesn’t need to hear about rising odds of a U.S. recession to dread the future. For the West Virginia homebuilder, the downturn has already arrived. more
Job openings rose more than projected in March, a sign the U.S. labor market was still strong toward the end of the first quarter. more
There is no doubt that the residential real estate market in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area is recovering from the collapse of the market. Recent reports from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, CoreLogic and Black Knight … more
Retail sales increased for a third straight month in January as Americans kicked off 2016 by spending freely on cars, clothing and online merchandise. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed in December to the second-highest level on record, a sign demand for labor remains strong. more
PROVIDENCE – Fall River's 8 percent jobless rate in December was the highest in the Providence metro area, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Warwick had the lowest at 4.1 percent, followed by Cranston at 4.8 percent. … more
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