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Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 5.8 percent in October, to $269,000 from $254,000 in October 2015, Black Knight Financial Services said Tuesday. more
One percent hotel tax collections grew 19.3 percent year over year in May, and 14.4 percent during the first 11 months of the fiscal year compared with the same fiscal period a year prior, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Gasoline prices remained the same this week in Rhode Island, but rose 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
More than 1.7 million New Englanders, the most since 2005, are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to SmartAsset’s third annual study. more
In a first for Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has created a Capital Improvement Plan that outlines and prioritizes $122.4 million in expenditures the city would make in its public works, public property, and parks and recreation departments. more
Rhode Island is in the middle of the pack when it comes to states that are the most dependent on the federal government, while Massachusetts is one of the least federally dependent. more
Elmhurst Extended Care has been acquired by Brick, N.J.-based Tryko Partners LLC, and will be renamed Elmhurst Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center as part of a more than $5 million renovation of the property. more
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