Updated February 10 at 6:25pm
Economic Indicators
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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
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders decreased in February to the lowest level in four months as winter weather prevented some prospective buyers from touring new developments. 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
American shoppers’ reluctance to open their wallets has economists stumped. more
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week reported an aggregate net income of $39.8 billion of all FDIC-insured banks for this year’s first quarter, which represents a 6.9 percent increase from a year earlier. more
Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier. more
In the short run, a hit to Americans’ wallets is trumping the benefits of an improving job market. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell to a six-month low in May as Americans became less sanguine about the prospects for the economy. more
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