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Economic Indicators
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President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 156th out of 358 metros in the United States for its 1 percent construction job growth in December compared with December 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue said December revenue came in $16.5 million, or 5.5 percent, lower than what was expected. more
Five percent hotel tax collections rose 7 percent in August, and 3.4 percent on a fiscal year-to-date basis, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training said the unemployment insurance taxable wage will increase $400 and the Temporary Disability Insurance tax rate will remain at 1.2 percent in 2017. more
Partisan conflict among U.S. political leaders in 2016 is higher than any election year since at least 1984, offering another hurdle for the economy seven years after the last recession. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates. more
Consumer confidence increased to an almost one-year high in August as Americans became more optimistic about the labor market, according to a report from the New York-based Conference Board on Tuesday. more
American service companies expanded in September at the fastest rate in almost a year, returning the economy’s biggest segment to a steady growth path after a slump in the prior month. more
For Americans, few decisions are as financially consequential as choosing when to take Social Security. Or as hard. more
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