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America’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to $60.5 billion in November from $61.3 billion the prior month, advanced data issued by the Commerce Department showed on Tuesday. more
Home prices increased 4.2 percent in August in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area compared with August 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Warwick again had the lowest unemployment rate among select cities in Rhode Island at 6.1 percent in February, according to data released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
Providence College contributed nearly $200 million to the economies of the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence in fiscal 2014, according to a study by the college’s Office of Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations. more
Gasoline prices rose 4 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Housing starts slumped in February by the most in four years as bad winter weather in parts of the U.S. prevented builders from initiating new projects. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. fell more than forecast in January, led by plunging energy costs and signaling inflation remains tame even as the economy is expanding. more
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