Updated February 11 at 2:11pm
Economic Indicators
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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s big challenge next week is clear communication about a clouded outlook. more
Meeting and convention business was so strong in the Providence/Warwick area in the second half of 2015 that it pushed up demand for rooms for the individual traveler, in turn driving up room rates. more
Almost a third of Americans said in January that the economy was improving, helping to boost expectations to a seven-month high even as sentiment around current conditions withered. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 550 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fueling a rush into haven assets. more
Hedge funds are attempting to buy the dip, according to the latest client flows data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
When it comes to the most millionaires per capita, the Ocean State ranks 19th among the states and Washington, D.C., according to the Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor U.S. Sizing Report. more
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