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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
WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. reported a 23.6 percent jump in profit, and a 15.5 percent hike in revenue, in its third-quarter earnings report released Nov. 8. CVS said net income was $1.5 billion, or $1.43 per diluted share, compared … more
PROVIDENCE – Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island rose 6.5 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively, in November compared with the same month in 2015, CoreLogic said. Data includes distressed … more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
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