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Economic Indicators
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BOSTON – Massachusetts' total unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent, a 0.1 of a percentage point decrease from the February rate, according to the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Over the year, the unemployment rate … more
Janet Yellen’s big challenge next week is clear communication about a clouded outlook. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged and said they still expect to raise borrowing costs at a “gradual” pace while watching to see how the global economy and markets impact the U.S. outlook. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was unchanged at the start of year, indicating the residential real estate market was sustaining the steady progress made in 2015. more
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best annual performance in 15 years. more
Consumer confidence declined to a six-week low as Americans took a less favorable view of their finances and the slowdowns at factories and oilfields soured attitudes among men. more
A development team with national prominence has agreed to purchase two parcels of the I-195 Redevelopment District, as well as adjacent sites, and develop what is anticipated to be a 1.1-million square-foot mixed-use and bioscience center. more
No matter what the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee does with its benchmark interest rate this week, or in the coming months, the challenge facing Fed Chair Janet Yellen is a complex one. The Fed is charged with keeping … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic … more
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