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With the drop of Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to staff even as cold weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy. more
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
The new year brought mixed economic results in Rhode Island, as discouraging unemployment data offset positive revisions of January payroll estimates, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Gasoline prices rose for a fifth consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, mirroring national energy price trends, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased less than expected in January, a sign labor market cooling from late 2013 persisted as severe winter weather hammered the eastern and mid-western U.S. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing above its record close, as purchases of new homes unexpectedly climbed to the highest level in more than five years and retailers rallied. more
The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, suggesting some loss of momentum heading into 2014. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Consumer confidence fell more than forecast in February as growing concern about the U.S. economy’s direction outweighed improving perceptions of its current state. more
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