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Economic Indicators
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The number of homes sold in Massachusetts dropped for the first time this year in July, by 12.5 percent compared with July 2015, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes unexpectedly jumped in July to the highest level in almost nine years, led by soaring demand in the nation’s south and adding to signs of persistent housing-market strength. more
Rhode Island ranked 35th in a listing of all 50 states based on overall economic performance released Monday by Governing, a Washington, D.C.-based media platform that covers politics, policy and management for state and local leaders. more
Rhode Island was one of 11 states that lost construction jobs over the year in July. It experienced a decline of 0.6 percent, or 100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage point less than a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. job market remains healthy. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to a SmartAsset study released Wednesday. more
U.S. home construction unexpectedly accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months, indicating the housing industry remains an area of support for the economy. more
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