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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held fairly steady this fall, although fewer Rhode Islanders were employed as the size of the labor force continued to shrink. more
U.S. mortgage rates fell for the first time in three weeks as investors speculated that the Federal Reserve will hold off on tapering bond purchases that are bolstering the economy. more
Americans look to be in the mood to shop this holiday season as their buying power gets a lift from more plentiful jobs and cheaper gasoline. more
Personal income growth slowed in 2012 in most of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined to the lowest level in almost two months, showing further healing in the labor market. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 0.7 percent over the last 12 months to a non-seasonally adjusted 249.3 in October, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Town residents on Tuesday voted to reject Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC’s proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino off Interstate 495, ending Foxwoods’ bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
Purchases of previously-owned U.S. homes fell in October to the lowest level in four months as limited supply and higher mortgage rates restrained momentum in the housing-market recovery. more
Rhode Island exports rose $7.2 million, or 4.1 percent, in September, according to an e-forecasting.com report. The month-over-month increase, which followed a 14.1 percent increase in exports between July and August, brought Rhode Island’s total exports for September to a seasonally adjusted $181.4 million. more
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