Updated December 1 at 8:01pm
Economic Indicators
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One month after slowing down, an economic index for the Ocean State ticked up in August, according to PBN and e-forecasting.com, the co-producers of the Rhode Island Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
Consumer sentiment climbed more than forecast in October as lower-income Americans projected wage gains will accelerate and falling energy prices helped stretch paychecks. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Although foreclosures are decreasing, Rhode Island continues to post one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates, as well as percent of loans considered seriously delinquent. more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley said he expects the U.S. central bank to raise interest rates by December, echoing comments by fellow regional Fed chief Dennis Lockart in Atlanta, while cautioning that this was not a pledge to action and will depend on the economy staying on track. more
Foreclosure rates fell in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in July to 1.64 percent, a decrease from July 2014 when the rate was 1.79 percent, CoreLogic said Friday. more
Douglas Hall has joined the staff of the Economic Progress Institute as its new director of economic and fiscal policy, the organization said Thursday. more
Consumer confidence climbed for a third week to reach its highest level since mid-April as Americans held more favorable views of the economy, buying climate and personal finances. more
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