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Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
The last decade has seen a significant change in the makeup of Rhode Island's workforce, with traditionally blue-collar industry sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and trade, transportation and utilities losing a combined 33,500 jobs in … more
Every month PBN publishes the e-forecasting.com/Providence Business News Leading Economic Indicator Index. The index, compiled by combining a number of economic measures, including building permits, consumer expectations, exports of manufactures, … more
Consumer confidence declined in July on concerns global risks will dim prospects for the U.S. economy. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's economy experienced growth in the fourth quarter, but is showing signs of weakness, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released last week. … more
The plunge in oil that drained energy shares was also supposed to boost disposable income for consumers. Companies from automakers to retailers are still waiting to see that trickle down to their bottom lines. more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
PROVIDENCE – The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, … more
Consumer purchases rose less than projected in February, indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy will find it hard to sustain momentum after the best quarter since 2006. more
Business leaders in the U.S. adopted a more optimistic outlook in the first quarter as sales projections for the next six months reached a three-year high and capital-spending plans also advanced. more
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