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Economic Activity
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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Cash sales of homes fell 9.6 percentage points to 22.7 percent of all sales in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in February compared with February 2015, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
What happens when your house is featured in The New York Times Sunday real estate section? A quick sale, that’s what. more
The White House on Tuesday announced a new rule that will boost the number of Americans who qualify for time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given week. more
Bryant University will host its 31st annual World Trade Day conference on May 25, with the theme “Global Trends Impacting Local Decisions.” more
Purchasing managers at U.S. factories anticipate sales will grow 2.8 percent in 2016, down from the 4.1 percent they forecast in December, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. more
New-home construction rose in April, extending a pattern of gains and losses that signals the U.S. homebuilding industry is contributing little to economic growth. more
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in April by the most in three years an indication that inflation may be picking up toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. more
The value of Rhode Island commercial properties sold in 2015 increased 37.3 percent to $379 million, according to an annual report compiled by Capstone Properties. more
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