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Companies in the U.S. hired fewer workers than projected in May as federal budget cuts and higher taxes stifled greater improvement in the labor market. more
The Ocean State has the third highest state debt per capita in the United States at $8,721 per resident, according to The Tax Foundation, which released a map depicting all of the state debt per capita for the 2011 fiscal year. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area rose 1.7 percent from April 2012 to April 2013, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index, released Tuesday. more
Using alternate measures, Rhode Island’s state unemployment average could be considered 9.8, 10.2, 11 or 16.7 percent, according to a report released Friday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Consumer confidence rose in May to the highest level in almost six years as a rising stock market and property values helped lift Americans’ outlook on the economy. more
Consumer sentiment last week hovered near a five-year high as more Americans said the economy was improving and their finances were mending. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 7 percent in April compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
Providence communities lost more than $200 million in wealth due to the foreclosure crisis in 2012, according to the “Wasted Wealth” report from the Alliance for a Just Society. more
The unemployment rate for New England fell 0.4 percentage points year over year in April to 6.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Tuesday. more
Home prices rose in the 12 months through March by the most in seven years as the recovery in residential real estate gained momentum. more
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