Updated April 25 at 4:56pm
Economic Indicators
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Registering a positive value of 75, Rhode Island’s economic momentum for July is providing a “glimmer of hope” in a year that has mostly disappointed to date, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
Unemployment in Rhode Island slid one-tenth of a percentage point in May to a seasonally adjusted 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent in April, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. Last month also represented the first time since April 2013 that the state’s civilian labor force improved on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. more
The Ocean State is one the top 20 “booziest” states, according to a survey by Thrillest. more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island remains in the top five states with the most mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data from Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics Division. more
(Updated 10:49 a.m.)Stonehill College is one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America, according to Business Insider. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with benchmark indexes near all-time highs, as investors assessed data on labor, manufacturing and housing to gauge the strength of the American economy. more
Providence and East Providence received more than $8 million in housing grants, according to a news release from U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
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