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Economic Indicators
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When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January. With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. … more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices are unchanged from last week, ending a five-week streak of escalating prices, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Gasoline prices remained the same this week in Rhode Island, but rose 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
Single-family home prices increased 5.4 percent in May in Rhode Island compared with a year earlier, according to CoreLogic. The real estate data tracker’s Tuesday release also reported that home prices, including distressed sales, increased 5 percent in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area over the year. more
More than 1.7 million New Englanders, the most since 2005, are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. more
When it comes to car repairs, Rhode Island is on the more affordable end, according to the RepairPal Institute, the research and data science division of RepairPal, an auto repair website. more
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