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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island ranked fourth on a list of states where recent graduates of its colleges have the highest loan debt at $31,561. more
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the ratings on the City of Pawtucket’s outstanding general obligation bonds to BBB+ from BBB-, and revised the rating outlook to stable from from positive. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
Rhode Island is one of the most energy efficient states, tying with Oregon and Vermont for the No. 3 spot on a State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released on Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Northeast consumer price index rose 1.2 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis in September compared with a year ago, while the index for the average U.S. city increased 1.7 percent during the same period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Single-family home sales dropped 1.9 percent in the third quarter, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory dropped six-tenths of a percentage point in September compared with a year ago, and the state also registered fewer completed foreclosures during that same period, according to information released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
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