Updated April 19 at 1:08am
Economic Indicators
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Hiring at the smallest U.S. businesses is moderating, a sign of sluggishness in the economy. more
Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
Foreclosure deeds in the Bay State declined 14.6 percent in February compared with the year-ago period, marking the second consecutive month of decreases, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 26th among the 40 largest metros for its 3.6 percent home price increase in January compared with a year ago, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ data and analytics division. more
Severe winter weather had little effect on February cash collections, according to state Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly. more
Consumer purchases rose less than projected in February, indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy will find it hard to sustain momentum after the best quarter since 2006. more
Rhode Island was among 42 states that had statistically significant jobless-rate decreases in February year over year, falling to 6.3 percent from 8.4 percent. more
The U.S. economy expanded at 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years. more
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Providence County was the fastest-growing county in the Ocean State from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. more
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