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Rhode Island turned in a healthy economic report in July, underscoring positive performance with a new level of consistency, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Monday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties. more
Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
Sales of new U.S. homes advanced in March as near record-low mortgage rates helped the industry complete the strongest quarter since 2008, putting the economy on firmer footing. more
Rhode Island construction employment declined five percentage points between June 2012 and June 2013, according to an analysis of federal employment data released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s economic outlook ranked No. 45 among the 50 states according to the 2013 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index released by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Rhode Island’s No. 45 rank represented a slip from last year’s report, in which the Ocean State ranked No. 43. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate, which fell to 9.1 percent in March, is now the sixth highest in the United States, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Condominium sales are still soaring in the Ocean State, with the 55-and-older buyer a key catalyst, according to real estate brokers. more
Paralleling economic activity nationally, Rhode Island performed significantly better than expected in the second quarter of 2013, according to University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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