Updated February 8 at 6:25pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island was among 42 states that had statistically significant jobless-rate decreases in February year over year, falling to 6.3 percent from 8.4 percent. more
Last week's release by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis of personal income growth for the nation made a nice headline for the Ocean State. Rhode Island ranked No. 16 on the list for growth from 2013-14. But one data point does not a … more
WASHINGTON - Orders for American-made durable goods unexpectedly dropped in February as manufacturers absorbed the damage inflicted by a rising dollar and slumping energy production. Bookings for … more
The U.S. economy expanded at 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years. more
Consumer confidence declined to an eight- week low as attitudes about the economy dimmed, particularly among those at the bottom of the income ladder. more
Providence County was the fastest-growing county in the Ocean State from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. more
Single-family home sales rose 2 percent year over year in March, despite severe winter weather, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported Monday. more
More Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, representing a pause in the pace of labor-market improvement. more
Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
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
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