Updated November 28 at 6:26am
Economic Activity
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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continued its slow, downward slide, dipping to 5.3 percent in October, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased in October by 0.01 percent on a year-over-year basis, or 29 passengers, to 314,081, even though airlines provided approximately 3 percent less scheduled seat capacity, according to information from the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area declined in August to 24.4 percent of total home sales, a 2.4 percentage point decrease when compared with the prior-year period, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. continued to hover around four-decade lows last week as the labor market strengthens toward full employment. more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
The Port of Davisville is continuing a pattern of growth in auto imports, having recently surpassed the 2014 vehicle total. more
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and James R. Berens, president of Wexford Science + Technology, will be the keynote speaker. more
New-home building declined more than projected in October, led by a slump in apartment construction and showing fitful progress in residential real estate. more
Media General Inc.’s board agreed to enter into negotiations with Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. about an acquisition, though unanimously rejected the company’s previous bid, saying it undervalues the company. more
The Newport Skating Center will return to its former downtown location at the Newport Yachting Center this winter. more
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