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Economic Indicators
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state's economy "improved" to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index, but shows a "troubling trend" of not exceeding that value in … more
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
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
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
It might be time to ask your boss for a raise—that is, if you haven’t gotten one already. more
Initial jobless claims in the U.S. continued to hover around four-decade lows last week as the labor market strengthens toward full employment. more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
Consumer confidence steadied after declining for the previous three weeks as Americans’ views toward spending improved by the most in five months. more
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