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Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she still expects to raise interest rates this year and repeated that the subsequent pace of increases will be gradual. more
Lower gas prices have saved the average U.S. household approximately $530 this year, according to AAA Northeast. more
The housing boom that preceded the Great Recession left many households in untenable positions once the bottom fell out. Some found their mortgages underwater (in negative equity). Some found that the loss of income made what had been affordable no … more
Providence was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. more
Consumer confidence stabilized after falling a record nine straight weeks as Americans became less downbeat about the economy. more
Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
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