Updated August 26 at 3:26pm
Economic Indicators
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The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area inched up slightly in January compared with January 2015, CoreLogic said. more
Employer costs for employee compensation in March were higher in New England than any other geographic region in the country, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area and Rhode Island increased in December compared with December 2014, while mortgage delinquency rates fell during the same time frame, according to CoreLogic. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said encouraging U.S. economic data coupled with emerging signs of risk taking by some investors make it appropriate for the central bank to consider raising interest rates as soon as next month, while moving gradually thereafter. more
Self-serve, regular gasoline prices stayed the same this week in Rhode Island, while they rose 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
The Rhode Island unemployment rate for January dropped by a tenth of a percentage point to 5.3 percent compared with December, even as the number of jobs in the state fell, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Is slow economic growth here to stay? Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Ben Leubsdorf reports that this may be the case. more
Revenue was 2 percent higher than expected through the first six months of the fiscal year and was boosted by gains in personal income tax and lottery collections, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
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