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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, marking 100 straight weeks of claims below 300,000. That’s the longest streak since 1970 and indicates a healthy job market. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 156th out of 358 metros in the United States for its 1 percent construction job growth in December compared with December 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
Manufacturing growth accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding. more
The 85-unit Grant Mill in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence has been sold to a Massachusetts-based real estate investment company that is extending its reach into Rhode Island, according to broker CB Richard Ellis New England. more
Cash collections increased 1.4 percent during the first six months of the fiscal year compared with the prior fiscal period, but declined 3.5 percent in December when compared with December 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Monday. more
Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State decreased by nearly 30 percent in December compared with December 2015, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island climbed nearly 21 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
U.S. employment costs climbed less than forecast in the fourth quarter, reflecting steady wage growth and the smallest advance in benefits in more than a year. more
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