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The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its biggest annual advance since 1997, as data showed consumer confidence increased in December and housing prices jumped in October. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
Rhode Island ranked at the middle of the pack on the Allied Van Lines 2013 ranking of the U.S. states in terms of net inbound/outbound migration, calculated as the difference between inbound and outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines over the year. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed more than projected in December as Americans’ views of current economic conditions jumped to the highest level since April 2008. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses, after benchmark indexes rallied to all-time highs yesterday amid optimism over the economic recovery. more
Mortgage rates in the U.S. were little changed as lenders absorbed news that the Federal Reserve plans to taper bond purchases that have helped support the real estate market. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. labor market is improving. more
Consumer spending rose in November by the most in five months as Americans took advantage of store discounts during the year-end shopping season, giving the world’s largest economy a lift. more
Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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