Updated June 27 at 12:27pm
Economic Activity
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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter. more
Unemployment rates were lower in December than a year ago in 296 out of 387 metropolitan areas in the nation, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, where the rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 6.2 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Leaders of the General Assembly, who have embraced a less expensive version of the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass reconstruction plan, appealed to business leaders Wednesday to support it as an economic investment. more
Thanks to the lowest gasoline prices in more than a decade, AAA Northeast is predicting record travel Independence Day weekend, with 43 million Americans expected to travel, including 2.2 million from New England. more
Companies hired 205,000 workers in January as the labor market continued to power past a growth slowdown and financial-market volatility. more
Both Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate and serious delinquency rate exceeded national rates in June, according to data released this week by CoreLogic. more
The board that began overseeing the MBTA has signed off on an arrangement that the transit authority reached with Keolis Commuter Services to improve performance, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th among the 50 states for a 0.1 percent decline year-over-year in exports for the first six months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Rhode Island had a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in April, placing it 10th highest overall in the nation, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
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