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The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
A decade after home sales peaked, buyers who have enjoyed historically cheap mortgage rates during the industry’s recovery are now bracing for an end to the gravy train. more
An interactive map from The New York Times shows where people living in a state were born. In 2012, 57 percent of Rhode Islanders were born in the Ocean State, compared with 64 percent in 1950 and 51 percent in 1900. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 263rd out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its lack of construction job growth in June, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
A malfunctioning mail-sorting machine caused social security numbers of as many as 832 unemployment insurance customers to be misdirected and sent to the wrong employers or customers. more
Rhode Island had 13.5 percent of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the fourth quarter, the fifth-highest percentage in the nation, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February, a percentage point less than it was in February 2015, placing it among 22 states that had significantly different unemployment rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metropolitan areas in January, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, which saw a 12 percent jump over the year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a “robust market.” more
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