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Economic Indicators
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It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
Rhode Island Realtors are generally optimistic about the high-end, residential property market continuing last year's strong showing in 2016, according to several who spoke with Providence Business News. n Benjamin Scungio, manager of Mott … more
For all the $5 million sales of oceanfront estates recorded this year, the price of luxury in Rhode Island is a relative bargain. Consider the alternatives. The Hamptons, the New York beach community, set a new ceiling on sales in … more
PROVIDENCE – Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased year over year in December by 5.4 percent. Rhode Island home prices climbed 4 percent during the same period, CoreLogic said last week. Nationally, … more
the R.I. Department of Labor and Training recently released figures that showed Rhode Island with the second-largest percentage job growth in 2015 among New England states (behind only Massachusetts). The growth rate was 1.8 percent, … more
Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 17.2 percent in January, to 545 from 465 a year ago, marking the strongest January for sales in 11 years, according to The Warren Group. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace since mid-May amid “slight” price pressures and some softening in consumer spending, a report from the Federal Reserve’s 12 districts showed. more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
Single-family home sales rose nearly 37 percent in February, making it the best February in a decade, according to The Warren Group. more
Rhode Islanders plan to spend an average of $52 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year, and while the amount isn’t as high as Kansas, where the average spending is expected to hit $117, it’s higher than New Hampshire, where it’s anticipated to reach only $31. more
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