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The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage point less than a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. job market remains healthy. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to a SmartAsset study released Wednesday. more
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance said on Wednesday that planning is underway for development of an Undersea Technology Innovation Center that will serve as a national hub. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday announced Bay Colony Development Corp., a certified development company, will now be allowed to serve all Rhode Island counties. more
Deepwater Wind LLC is on the verge of completing the first U.S. wind farm off the coast of the U.S., a milestone for an industry that has struggled for a decade to build in North American waters. more
U.S. home construction unexpectedly accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months, indicating the housing industry remains an area of support for the economy. more
Factory production in the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in July after a 0.3 percent gain the prior month, data from the Federal Reserve showed Tuesday in Washington. more
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