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Economic Indicators
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Total general revenue has increased 2.3 percent so far in fiscal 2016 to $467.5 million compared with expected revenue of $456.8 million, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
Household wealth in the U.S. climbed in the second quarter, a sign consumers will help growth in the world’s largest economy. more
Rhode Island ranked second-to-last in the country for losing 1,300 construction jobs, or 7.9 percent of the total, in August compared with August 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island led the nation with the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease in August at 1.8 percentage points. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased in August, helped by a stronger housing market and showing slow, steady growth into 2016. more
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to leave its interest-rate target unchanged has dispelled some of the uncertainty looming over global markets. It hasn’t done much, though, to resolve the sharp disagreement between the Fed and investors about what the central bank and the U.S. economy will do from this point on. more
The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
U.S. stocks ended lower, after swinging between gains and losses, as the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero percent raised questions about the strength of the global economy. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
Treasuries gained after the Federal Reserve held interest rates near zero. more
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