Economic Indicators
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Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
American workers were less productive in the first quarter as harsh winter weather prevented some from getting to their jobs, causing the economy to stall. more
American consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than a year in September, as households’ views on the outlook for the economy brightened. more
Prices paid to American factories and service producers rose in April by the most in more than a year, indicating a diminishing risk of deflation as demand improves. more
Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the U.S. economy strengthen. more
The U.S. economy probably contracted even more in the first quarter than currently estimated as spending on health-care services unexpectedly dropped, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Pierpont Securities LLC. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record Thursday, as reports showed consumer spending unexpectedly declined last month while confidence slid more than estimated. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area plunged 1.6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.4 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Exports from Rhode Island climbed 10.5 percent in March compared with the previous month, ending three consecutive months of export declines, according to an e-forecasting.com report released May 27. more
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