Updated August 27 at 12:28pm
Economic Indicators
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The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. more
The cash sales share of total home sales fell 9.7 percentage points over the year in April in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area to 23.1 percent, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
The median sale price of a single-family home in June reached $372,000, the highest in Massachusetts history, surpassing the past record of $370,000 set in August 2005, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Purchases of new U.S. single-family homes rose in June to the highest level in more than eight years, indicating a firm and resilient housing market. more
The U.S. economy should continue to grow at a rate of 2 to 2.5 percent, housing sector improvements will likely go on for another couple years, but capital spending could remain weak, as the Fed is likely to stay accommodative with interest rates due to uncertainty overseas. more
Residential sales activity began to moderate in June from previous highs, possibly reflecting tighter inventory of houses listed for sale, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 13th lowest among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the country for its 4.4 percent home price growth over the year in May, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Construction employment fell 0.6 percent in Rhode Island in June, to 16,800 from 16,900 in June 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 5.1 percent over the year in June, to 317,417 from 301,890, and 4 percent through the first six months of the year, to 1,764,679 from 1,692,204. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according to data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
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