Updated September 27 at 2:27pm
Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve-watching can be a guessing game, and August and September are a perfect case in point. Federal funds futures markets priced in little chance of an interest rate increase immediately after the July meeting of the U.S. central bank. more
The construction industry in Rhode Island ranked 28th in nation for year-over-year employment growth, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
Despite the tailwinds of strong jobs growth and the vanguard of the millennial generation entering their prime homebuying years, developers have been strangely reluctant to break ground on new single-family homes in 2016. more
After months of waiting for the volatility trade to pay off, U.S. equity bears are finally cashing in. more
U.S. stocks trimmed an advance as Apple Inc. fell for a second day to weigh on technology shares, while a rebound in banks lost some momentum as investors awaited key policy meetings for the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan this week. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
Consumer confidence in September held at the lowest level since April, limited by a smaller share of Americans reporting gains in incomes. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than projected in August on higher shelter and health-care prices, indicating that inflation continues to move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Ten percent, or 36,763, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity in the second quarter in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
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