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Economic Indicators
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PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator was flat in December, as only three of the nine components that comprise it had a positive contribution: jobless claims, exports and interest-rate spread. The indicator, which is … more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 21st among the nation’s 40 largest metros for its 4.6 percent increase in home prices year over year in January, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
For the second month in a row, Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for its year-over-year decline in exports. more
Commodity producers and lenders led U.S. stocks lower, as the S&P 500 Index snapped its longest winning streak in three months, after comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney rekindled concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union will further weigh on tepid global growth. more
Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
The Ocean State’s economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Purchasing managers at U.S. factories anticipate sales will grow 2.8 percent in 2016, down from the 4.1 percent they forecast in December, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said positive forces supporting U.S. job growth and higher inflation will still probably outweigh negative developments, calling additional gradual interest-rate increases appropriate without specifying their precise timing. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the nation in the first quarter at 13.3 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
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