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Economic Indicators
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What holiday slump? The Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported sales and the median price for the single-family home both increased in December, and the sales volume exceeded all other Decembers on record. The number of single-family home sales rose 6.2 percent in December, compared to the same month in 2015. And the median sales price climbed by 3.7 percent, to $235,900, the association reported. more
The Omni Group has nearly completed its renovations to a mixed-use building at 125 Atwells Ave., with 19 modernized apartments expected to become available in the spring. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections declined nearly 9 percent in October compared with October 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, marking 100 straight weeks of claims below 300,000. That’s the longest streak since 1970 and indicates a healthy job market. more
Lori Joyal, the managing broker of Lila Delman Real Estate International in Watch Hill, has been named the highest individual producer in Rhode Island for 2016, according to the real estate company, which cited sales data tracked by the Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 156th out of 358 metros in the United States for its 1 percent construction job growth in December compared with December 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
Manufacturing growth accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding. more
Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
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