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Economic Indicators
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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week amid holiday-related volatility, while remaining low by historical standards. more
As of December, Rhode Island has recovered 91 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession, the state Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. more
President Donald Trump’s plans to build a Mexican border wall are boosting the prospects of builders and material suppliers from Alabama to Frankfurt, but there may be no bigger winner than a giant cement maker based in Mexico. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds sold off with oil. more
The Ocean State housing market surged ahead in 2016, regaining its footing for the first time since the Great Recession ended, according to an annual report by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Rhode Island ranked 36th in the nation for its 1.1 percent construction job loss over the year in December. That’s according to data released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts in December increased by 4.2 percent from December 2015. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in December, the fourth consecutive month-over-month decline. That’s according to information released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined more than forecast in December, data from the National Association of Realtors data showed Tuesday. Still, sales for the full year were the strongest since 2006. more
Rhode Island ratepayers could pay less for electricity this summer, as the state’s largest utility has proposed lowering rates beginning April 1. more
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