Economic Indicators
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Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in almost six years, signaling the U.S. job market continues to mend. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July for a third month, supporting the Federal Reserve’s forecast that inflation will move closer to its target. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly were little changed in July, reflecting the biggest drop in auto costs in four years. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
Paralleling economic activity nationally, Rhode Island performed significantly better than expected in the second quarter of 2013, according to University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Condominium sales are still soaring in the Ocean State, with the 55-and-older buyer a key catalyst, according to real estate brokers. more
Rhode Island’s decimated residential construction industry has three small pockets of activity, according to Rhode Island Builders Association Executive Director John Marcantonio. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 15.5 percent in June to $190.1 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after rising 5.9 percent in May, according to a trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
Prices for single-family homes climbed in 87 percent of U.S. cities in the second quarter as the national housing recovery accelerated amid competition for a limited number of properties on the market. more
The fewest workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month since before the last recession, indicating the labor market is making progress. more
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