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Economic Indicators
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Seventeen states, including Rhode Island, had total liabilities greater than the national aggregate of 14.8 percent of the 50 states’ personal income in 2013, according to data released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts in its Fiscal 50 report. 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
The Ocean State’s economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
After two weeks of increases, gasoline prices in Rhode Island fell a cent this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held steady in May, signaling limited progress in residential real estate during the busy spring selling season, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data showed Monday. more
Consumer confidence in the United States jumped in May to the highest level in almost a year, propelled by the strongest views on inflation-adjusted income gains in a decade. more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
Job openings rose more than projected in March, a sign the U.S. labor market was still strong toward the end of the first quarter. more
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