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Rhode Island’s December unemployment rate of 9.1 percent ranked as the highest unemployment rate in the country for the second month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly slumped in December by the most in five months, reflecting a broad-based retreat that raises the risk business investment will cool in early 2014. 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
As 2013 came to a close, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Rhode Island inched upward to 9.1 percent, a one-tenth of a percentage point increase from 9 percent in November. more
Economic data service e-forecasting.com has released a study that projects Rhode Island is in the midst of a real gross state product trough that will moderate only slightly in 2014 and that the state only will see substantial growth in its economy begin in 2015. more
U.S. stocks rose after the International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for global growth and corporate earnings beat analysts’ estimates. more
For the second week in a row, the price of gasoline fell in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
Rhode Island exports rose $5.3 million, or 2.9 percent, in November, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
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