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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
A total of 1.5 percent of Rhode Island homes, or 4,853, are at risk of being underwater due to sea level rise, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. more
Cash sales declined for homes in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in May by 8.8 percentage points compared with May 2015, CoreLogic said this week. more
Economic activity is increasing, but there are some signs of slowing growth, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. more
Tax revenue in 29 states, including Rhode Island, has recovered since the recession, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts released this week. more
Ocean State Job Lot recently purchased a 22-acre site for $1.28 million on Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Business Park to expand its distribution center. more
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