Updated December 3 at 6:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Business owners maintain a bullish outlook on Rhode Island's economy, but there are signs the optimism has been tempered by turbulence at the national level and slow-paced economic progress at home, according to results from the 2016 winter installment of the biannual Providence Business News survey. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island’s population of 1 million lives in distressed zip codes, according to an interactive report released Thursday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. remained stable last week and close to a three-month high, helped in part by upbeat views of buying conditions. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week from a three-month low, in part reflecting the typical swings during holiday periods. more
Services, the biggest part of the U.S. economy, shrank this month for the first in more the two years, hurt by a late-January snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast and a dearth of orders. more
Purchases of new homes dropped more than forecast in January as contract signings slumped in the western U.S. by the most since May 2010. more
The housing market continued its year-long rise in January, ending the month with a nearly 10 percent increase in median sale price among single-family homes, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Providence is one of the worst state capitals to live in in the country, according to WalletHub’s latest survey. more
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