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Economic Indicators
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Construction employment expanded in 228 metropolitan areas from October 2013 to October 2014, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area was one of them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has picked 14 people to participate in its Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program. more
Personal income last year for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area grew 1.6 percent, slightly below the United States average of 2 percent. more
Rhode Island moved up 11 spots in a ranking of best states to retire in, compiled annually by personal finance website Bankrate.com. more
(Updated, 3:44 p.m.) The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers. more
Rhode Island’s 9 percent unemployment rate again ranked as the highest in the country in February, and Rhode Island was the only state to post a jobless rate at or above 9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 5 percent in February compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
Total general revenue for Rhode Island through the first seven months of fiscal 2015 was $1.82 billion, a 2.5 percent increase on the budgeted revenue, according to the state’s monthly revenue assessment report for January. more
The U.S. economy grew more rapidly in the fourth quarter than previously estimated as consumer spending climbed by the most in three years, showing the expansion had momentum heading into this year’s harsh winter. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
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