Updated August 31 at 5:31pm
Economic Indicators
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The state’s economy was “stuck in neutral” in the second quarter, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
The U.S. is running out of available workers and that means employees are getting paid more. more
Employment jumped in July for a second month and wages climbed, pointing to renewed vigor in the U.S. labor market that will sustain consumer spending into the second half of the year. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in June to an almost one-year high as the price of oil jumped and American companies imported more consumer goods. more
Rhode Island ranked 17th among states – and higher than any other New England state – for its 2.7 percent job growth over the last two years in advanced industries, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution released Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to a level that still underscores health in the labor market. more
Back-to-school time in Massachusetts isn’t just celebrated by stir-crazy parents. It’s also a chance to shop sales tax free -- or at least it was, until the state decided not to reinstate its sales-tax holiday this August for the first time since 2009 due to slowing state revenue. more
Foreclosure petitions increased again in Massachusetts in June, rising 13.1 percent compared with June 2015, The Warren Group said this week. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 228 out of 358 metro areas nationwide that experienced construction-employment growth over the year in June. more
Growth at U.S. service providers cooled in July after reaching a seven-month high, consistent with more measured progress in the economy. more
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