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Economic Indicators
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Cash collections increased 2.5 percent in the first six months of the fiscal year compared with the prior fiscal year period despite a decline in lottery transfer payments, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Unemployment rates were lower in December than a year ago in 296 out of 387 metropolitan areas in the nation, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, where the rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 6.2 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Service industries expanded in January at the slowest pace in nearly two years, raising the risk that persistent weakness in manufacturing is starting to creep into the rest of the U.S. economy. more
Construction employment rose in 190 out of 358 metropolitan areas over the year in December, including in the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw jobs climb 2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
Foreclosure petition filings in Massachusetts increased 118.2 percent to 1,224 in December from 561 in December 2014, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year in December by 5.4 percent, while Rhode Island home prices climbed 4 percent during the same period, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday released a nearly $9 billion budget proposal that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic … more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined again this week, falling 4 cents and 3 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Household spending cooled in December as Americans used gains in incomes to boost their savings. more
American drivers are within shouting distance of $1.50 a gallon for the first time since 2009. more
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