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The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
A measure of capital flowing in and out of the U.S. showed the biggest net selling since February 2009 as the Federal Reserve prepared to scale back its bond buying, according to Treasury Department data released Tuesday. more
Improved national and global economic conditions, encouraging local job growth figures and a strengthening housing market are among the signs indicating an optimistic outlook for Massachusetts going into 2014, according to the editorial board of the MassBenchmarks economic journal. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
There were 685,000 job openings in the Northeast as of the last business day in December, representing 2.6 percent of total employment in the region, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Factories churned out more cars and appliances in December and homebuilders overcame inclement weather to begin work on more homes than projected, putting the U.S. economy on a strong footing heading into 2014. more
Statistically, 2013 was an uninspiring year for Providence commercial real estate. more
The Massachusetts economy grew 5.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the third time in 2013 that quarterly growth in the Bay State outpaced the national GDP growth rate, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported Thursday in its Current Economic Index. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent pace in the fourth quarter as Americans’ spending climbed the most in three years, laying the ground for further improvement in 2014. more
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