Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Economic Indicators
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Purchases of previously owned homes in the U.S. declined in February to the lowest level since July 2012, a sign the industry may be slow to recover. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in July at the fastest pace since December 2005, showing the economy was building more momentum at the start of the second half of 2014. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area increased 3.2 percent year over year in June, the same level of growth reported a month earlier in May, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year. more
Rhode Island’s January unemployment rate of 9.2 percent ranked as the highest unemployment rate in the country for the third month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose less than forecast in March, a sign the industry may take time to pick up after inclement weather damped activity earlier in the year. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said last week the state added 55,200 jobs in 2013, with private-sector job gains of 54,400. According to a statement, the gain represented the largest number of jobs created in a December-December period since 2000. more
The American equity rally that just turned 5 years old is starting to match the 1990s Internet bubble when it comes to its speed. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
Employers added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. economy is starting to bounce back from a weather-induced setback. The jobless rate unexpectedly climbed from a five-year low. more
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