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Economic Indicators
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(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island was ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation for having the least problems with drunken driving. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. more
The historic neighborhood, The Point, in Newport recently had its highest residential sale in two years. The Bigelow Carriage House, at 79 Second St., sold for $1.68 million, according to a news release. more
(Updated 11 a.m.) The rental market on the East Side of Providence has entered the busy season, in preparation for renewal of contracts and new leases, which typically starts in June. Samson Realty, at 346 Wickenden St., has specialized in student rentals for more than 20 years. more
Rhode Island was eighth highest in the nation in January for its percentage of noncurrent loans at 7 percent, Black Knight Financial Services said this week. more
Rhode Island ranked third in the annual Bloomberg News U.S. Gender-Equality Leadership Ranking and eighth in its U.S. Gender-Equality Ranking. more
Companies added the most workers in almost three years to U.S. payrolls in February on a surge in construction and manufacturing employment, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
Verizon matched its first-half performance by again leading the competition in overall performance in Rhode Island in RootMetrics’ latest National RootScore report, which measured the performance of the nation’s four wireless companies in the second half of 2016. more
Discount carrier Norwegian Airlines said it will launch nonstop seasonal service from T.F. Green Airport to the west coast of Norway starting in July. more
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