Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Activity
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The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
Manufacturing moderated at the end of last year to a more sustainable pace of growth as U.S. factories adjusted to weaker overseas markets and steady demand from domestic customers. more
Gasoline prices have had a double-digit drop for the third consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, reaching their lowest point in five years, according to AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a third straight yearly gain as equity gauges climbed past multiple milestones last week. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Approximately 900 counties had poverty rates for school-age children that were statistically lower than the national average of 20.8 percent, and four of Rhode Island’s five counties fell into that category, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent to $51.8 billion in the third quarter compared with $51.2 billion in the previous period, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. more
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016. more
Passenger traffic again dropped at T.F. Green in November, registering 281,044 passengers, a nearly 5 percent drop from November 2013’s 295,452 passengers. more
Rhode Island plans to put its tobacco-backed bond deal back on the calendar within six weeks after a lawsuit delayed it for five months, according to Citigroup Inc., the lead manager on the sale. more
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