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Another year past, another mixed reading of economic progress for Rhode Island. That’s the assessment of Leonard Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state’s economic performance, or momentum, using a dozen different metrics. more
Rhode Island artists Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and 2014 Academy Award nominee Daniel Sousa have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The Arcade Providence’s first microloft tenants moved in on New Year’s Eve, almost two years after owner Evan Granoff announced his $7 million plan to renovate the historic building known as one of the country’s first indoor shopping malls. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in December compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 19,100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose to 9.2 percent in December, non-seasonally adjusted, from 8.6 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force shrank five-tenths of a percent to 687,600 from 698,300, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
Service industries expanded more than forecast in January as the biggest part of the U.S. economy overcame the effects of snow and freezing temperatures to boost hiring by the most in more than three years. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the R.I. Commerce Corporation announced the relaunch of the database Tuesday for tracking business-related legislation introduced in the General Assembly. (Updated, 1:16 p.m.) more
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