Updated April 28 at 11:27pm
Economic Activity
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The Rhode Island unemployment rate for January dropped by a tenth of a percentage point to 5.3 percent compared with December, even as the number of jobs in the state fell, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. 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
Consumer confidence remained stable in the first week of March, with Americans growing a tad more upbeat about the economy even as their views of buying conditions eased. more
The great American jobs machine keeps humming and inflation is finally stirring to life. Still, economists are split over how aggressively the Federal Reserve will signal its next interest-rate move when policy makers meet on March 15-16. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five months as the number of firings remained consistent with a solid labor market. more
Providence-based Dimeo Construction Co. is one of three general contractors hired by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to begin pre-construction work on a resort casino proposed for tribal lands in Taunton. more
Larew Doyle & Associates recently secured a $12.9 million first mortgage loan for Appleton Oaks Apartments, a 113-unit, age-restricted apartment complex in Hampton, N.H. more
Renovation of the Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center has begun, designed to update the facilities and improve traffic flow, according to property manager Bliss Properties. Construction began March 3 and is expected to be completed in June. more
Providence Business News is moving its publication date to Friday from Monday, effective with the March 18 issue. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
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