Updated May 22 at 5:40pm
Economic Indicators
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The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in October, declining two percentage points compared with the year prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The Rhode Island commercial real estate market has strengthened in the past year and is expected to continue that trend into 2015, with vacancy rates in office space declining in both the downtown Providence and suburban markets. more
Revenue is nearly 3 percent ahead of what was projected on a fiscal year-to-date basis through March, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Officials will gather Nov. 25 at the Pawtuxet Village Bridge to show their support in advance of Small Business Saturday. more
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates too soon because the U.S. economy still needs the support of easy monetary policy, said John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
Gasoline prices fell a penny in Rhode Island, and gained a penny in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Ahead of one of the busiest travel times of the year, T.F. Green Airport has been named the seventh best airport in the country by Conde Nast Traveler in its annual readers’ choice awards, which ranked the 10 best and worst airports. more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
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