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Economic Indicators
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Wyoming showed the biggest percentage gain in employment with a 0.9 percent increase, followed by Oklahoma and Rhode Island at 0.7 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington. more
Rhode Island again was one of five states with the most mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in July, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
America’s housing market has been heating up this summer. Purchases of previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in July for a third straight month to reach the highest level since February 2007, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week remained historically low. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July at the slowest pace in three months, casting doubt on how quickly inflation will return toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Home builders’ confidence in the U.S. climbed in August to the highest level in almost a decade, while manufacturing in one region slumped. more
In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report that underscores how important a diploma has been in this recovery. more
Factory production rose more than economists forecast in July as automobile assembly jumped to the highest since 1978, indicating American manufacturing is regaining its footing after a slowdown. more
Confidence among U.S. consumers eased for a second month in August as households braced for an increase in interest rates that could slow growth. more
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