Updated August 29 at 7:42am
Economic Indicators
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Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly dropped in June, upending optimism about the strength of the rebound in consumer spending during the second quarter. more
(Updated 1:49 p.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in March for a third month, signaling inflation is starting to firm. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.3 percent in February, a full percentage point less than in February 2014, and two-tenths of a percentage point less than the national rate of 5.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s economic performance lagged in April, and has been “disappointing” so far in 2015, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. more
While correlation does not mean causation, sometimes it's not coincidence that two things happen. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures on Rhode Island's labor force reveal that the number of Rhode Islanders who are either working or … more
Rhode Island ranked 31st on a list of states with the most high earners, while Connecticut topped the list and Mississippi placed last. more
Currency traders are taking Greece’s bailout agreement as a green light to sell the euro. more
Even before the remnants of eastern Massachusetts’ snowiest winter have melted, second-home buyers flocking to Cape Cod’s beach towns have helped Steve Clay’s team of agents break their sales record. more
Employers in March added the fewest workers since December 2013 and the jobless rate held at 5.5 percent as companies sought to bring U.S. headcounts in line with an economy that throttled back at the start of the year. more
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