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Rhode Island’s December unemployment rate of 9.1 percent ranked as the highest unemployment rate in the country for the second month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Despite rising office vacancies in downtown Providence over the past year, CB Richard Ellis-New England executives described a healthy overall Rhode Island commercial real estate market in the firm’s annual market outlook Tuesday. more
U.S. mortgage rates rose for the first time in five weeks as a partial government shutdown delayed some borrowers from getting a loan. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes plunged in July by the most in more than three years and previous months were revised down, a sign that growth in the industry may be taking a pause as mortgage rates rise. more
Three casino developers competing for Massachusetts’ sole slots-parlor license will each deliver a 90-minute presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday, the Taunton Gazette reported. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of August compared with the same period last year, as well as compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
Home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area rose 4 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Wednesday. more
The R.I. Economic Development Corporation’s Enterprise Zone Council voted Oct. 1 to approve Pawtucket’s request to designate a second enterprise zone in the city, The Pawtucket Times reported. more
The R.I. Public Expenditure Council will hold a forum on the state’s business climate next week featuring review panels of policymakers, analysts and economists both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
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