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Economic Indicators
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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
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks than at any time in almost 15 years, signaling underlying strength in the labor market even as hiring cooled last month. more
Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the nation to be a taxpayer, according to WalletHub’s latest survey on the best and worst states to be a taxpayer. more
Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley said the pace of interest-rate increases is likely to be “shallow” once the Fed starts to tighten, and recent economic weakness probably won’t persist. more
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