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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in February, slightly above the national average of 1.4 percent, according to CoreLogic. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in March for the first time in five months, reflecting higher costs for fuels and motor vehicles. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator slipped 2 percent in February to a reading of 131.7, partly due to a decline in building permits, among other factors, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
The impact of major snowstorms in Rhode Island in February distorted but did not completely disrupt economic momentum here, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
The R.I. Convention Center Authority’s three facilities generated more than $717.6 million for the local economy over a five-year period, according to an economic impact study released Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st on a list of states with the most high earners, while Connecticut topped the list and Mississippi placed last. more
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which studied residential foreclosures in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns. more
Cash sales comprised 32.5 percent of total home sales in Rhode Island in January, a decrease from 34.6 percent reported during the prior year period, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to an almost eight-year high as Americans viewed the U.S. economy in a more favorable light and said it was better time to spend. more
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