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Economic Indicators
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The plunge in oil that drained energy shares was also supposed to boost disposable income for consumers. Companies from automakers to retailers are still waiting to see that trickle down to their bottom lines. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, signaling cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter. more
January’s economic momentum sagged – an inauspicious start to 2015, Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island, said Monday. more
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
Total nonfarm employment numbered 570,900 in December, an increase of 1.9 percent, or 10,400, compared with December 2013, according to data recently released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The annual revision of labor force statistics conducted recently showed that the number of unemployed residents was overestimated every month in 2014 by an average of 1,830, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits declined more than forecast last week, returning to a level that’s consistent with an improving labor market. Initial … more
Rhode Island’s state and local revenue in fiscal 2012 ranked 21st highest in the country as a share of personal income at $235.52 and 11th highest on a per capita basis at $10,677, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
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