Updated September 26 at 4:50pm
Economic Indicators
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The Rhode Island unemployment rate for January dropped by a tenth of a percentage point to 5.3 percent compared with December, even as the number of jobs in the state fell, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Consumer confidence remained stable in the first week of March, with Americans growing a tad more upbeat about the economy even as their views of buying conditions eased. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five months as the number of firings remained consistent with a solid labor market. more
The great American jobs machine keeps humming and inflation is finally stirring to life. Still, economists are split over how aggressively the Federal Reserve will signal its next interest-rate move when policy makers meet on March 15-16. more
Rhode Island had 13.5 percent of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the fourth quarter, the fifth-highest percentage in the nation, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.8 percent in January, higher than 1.6 percent reported a year ago, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said the U.S. economy isn’t immune to global risks and called for careful adjustments to the policy rate to preserve the expansion. more
Gasoline prices have increased for the first time since November, climbing 3 cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Providence County is the best place to get a mortgage in Rhode Island, according to SmartAsset. more
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