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Economic Indicators
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The economic outlook for Rhode Island has improved considerably over the last three years. This is particularly evident given a significant decline in the unemployment rate, which was 5.4 percent in February 2016 compared with a peak rate of 11.3 … more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the nation in the first quarter at 13.3 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
First-time jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans already receiving benefits tumbled to an almost 16-year low, consistent with a healthy labor market. more
People have strong opinions about what constitutes affluence. Last week I ventured that U.S. households with six-figure incomes generally make the cut, given that they make up the top quarter of the income distribution. more
For the second year in a row, Rhode Island received a D+ for manufacturing industry health, according to the 2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Report from Ball State University. more
Job openings unexpectedly rose in April to match the highest level since records began in 2000, showing underlying demand in the labor market ahead of a sharp deceleration in payrolls last month, according to the Labor Department. more
Rhode Island ranked 42nd in the country for growth in middle market firms from 2011-2016. more
The statewide annual economic impact of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is $466 million, including the creation of an additional 2,255 jobs beyond the campus – a nearly seven to one return on investment – according to a recent report published by the Donahue Institute, UMass’ economic research unit. more
Some good news for Rhode Islanders – they live in the fourth-safest state in America. more
This has been a very noisy few months in terms of the information that investors have to think about. The U.S elections have been a wild ride -- surprising and, in many ways, unprecedented. … more
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