Economic Indicators
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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1 percent in October to 123.9 from 122.7 in September. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its eighth straight weekly advance, as retailers including Gap Inc. and Best Buy Co. gained amid Black Friday sales events. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
Economic activity for the month of September reflected sustained, if not entirely consistent, positive momentum in the state’s economy, according to the statistician who produces the Current Conditions Index. more
The U.S. imported the most box loads of Asian goods from shoes to tires in six years last quarter, a signal that the world’s largest economy is gathering strength heading into the holiday season. more
House hunters are still finding bargains in southern New England, but they have a lot less to choose from than they have in years. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in September, indicating employers were confident about demand before the federal government shutdown. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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