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Economic Indicators
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The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week rose from a three-month low, consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger job market. more
Residential Properties Ltd. has recorded the highest sale on the East Side of Providence this year, selling the historic Frederick E. and Albina Bodell house for $3.8 million. This is the second-highest sale ever recorded on the East Side, according to the Multiple Listing Service. more
For the first time since 2009, all sectors of the economy are chugging along at normal rates: The housing industry pulled out of its nosedive, the government sector ended its downturn, and as of this quarter, the industrial recession is over. more
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. more
The cash sales share of total home sales fell 9.7 percentage points over the year in April in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area to 23.1 percent, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
The median sale price of a single-family home in June reached $372,000, the highest in Massachusetts history, surpassing the past record of $370,000 set in August 2005, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Purchases of new U.S. single-family homes rose in June to the highest level in more than eight years, indicating a firm and resilient housing market. more
The U.S. economy should continue to grow at a rate of 2 to 2.5 percent, housing sector improvements will likely go on for another couple years, but capital spending could remain weak, as the Fed is likely to stay accommodative with interest rates due to uncertainty overseas. more
Residential sales activity began to moderate in June from previous highs, possibly reflecting tighter inventory of houses listed for sale, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 13th lowest among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the country for its 4.4 percent home price growth over the year in May, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
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