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Economic Indicators
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The New England unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October, basically unchanged from September’s 6 percent, but less than it was a year ago when it reached 7.1 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
Economic activity is increasing, with retailers and manufacturers reporting year-over-year increases in sales or revenue, and retailers expecting the momentum to continue during the the holiday season, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released on Wednesday. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as employers retained staff to meet domestic demand for goods and services ahead of the holiday season. more
Total general revenue has increased on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, according to the state Department of Revenue’s fiscal 2015 Cash Collections Report for October. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Construction employment expanded in 228 metropolitan areas from October 2013 to October 2014, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area was one of them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
More senior women own their homes today, but those who have a mortgage are burdened by the cost, according to HousingWorks RI. more
Companies in the U.S. added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area, including distressed sales, increased 2.1 percent in October, compared with October 2013, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials. more
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