Updated October 9 at 6:09pm
Economic Activity
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Payrolls rose less than projected in September, wages stagnated and the jobless rate was unchanged as people left the workforce, signaling the global slowdown and financial-market turmoil are rippling through the world’s largest economy. more
Rhode Island in 2014 produced the least amount of new housing units of any state, amplifying demand among residents for affordable housing. more
American manufacturing barely grew in September as a broader swath of industries suffered from the effects of a strong dollar and faltering overseas markets. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation had an operating loss of $13.9 million for fiscal 2015, associated primarily with the legal costs connected with 38 Studios LLC, according to an audit approved by the corporation’s board of directors Wednesday night. more
A self-diagnosed workaholic, Jeanette Russell knows that a real vacation requires her to completely unplug by deleting mobile e-mail applications and letting her work laptop battery die in a corner. It’s also company policy. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, maintaining a pattern of gains and losses around decade lows that signals firings remain muted. more
Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
(Updated 12:09 p.m.) Foreclosures fell 17 percent in Rhode Island in the second quarter, to 326 deeds filed, according to HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. more
The Massachusetts economy is continuing its “robust expansion” as employment is growing at rates not seen since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
Bay State home sales continued to rise in August, with a 16 percent year-over-year gain, the third consecutive month of double-digit increases, according to data released Tuesday by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
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