Updated February 12 at 11:12am
Economic Indicators
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain’s largest taxpayer-owned lender, posted a seventh straight annual loss after writing down its U.S. unit and forecast higher restructuring costs as it shrinks its investment bank. more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
Rhode Island took a step backward in 2015, according to the latest report from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, which cited 99 “negative” bills that became law that year, offsetting 22 “positive” pieces of legislation. more
Rhode Island has recovered 58 percent of the 39,800 jobs lost during the recession as of February, according to information released this week from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Sam’s Clubs stores in Warwick, Fall River and Seekonk are closed today as part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plan to shutter 269 stores, including 154 stores in the United States. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
As of September, Rhode Island has recovered 65.8 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Wednesday. more
The New England jobless rate dropped 1.1 percentage points year over year in September to 4.6 percent. The rate was unchanged from August, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
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