Updated May 28 at 2:28pm
Economic Indicators
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Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by 7.6 percent year over year in April, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesmen. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits remained below 300,000 for the 12th straight week, signaling the labor market remains firm even as the economy has been slow to rebound from a first-quarter slump. more
Rhode Island was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area dipped two-tenths of a percentage point in March to 1.7 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly increased in May from a four-month low as Americans grew more sanguine about the economy and the labor market. more
Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
Rhode Island once again was among the top five states with mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The cost of living excluding food and fuel rose at a faster pace than expected in April, indicating inflation is inching toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index at a record, before a speech in Rhode Island by Federal Reserve Janet Yellen kicks off Memorial Day weekend. more
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