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Home prices in the Providence metro area climbed 3.7 percent to $238,000 in April compared with $230,000 during the same period last year, Black Knight Financial Services reported Monday. more
Rhode Island added 1,100 construction jobs between May 2013 and May 2014, an increase of 6.8 percent that ranked the state 12th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
Rhode Island may not have cracked the top 10 of the best states to live in, according to a new report on quality of life by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but it did perform better than average in numerous categories including housing and best place to earn a living. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Companies in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 800 jobs year over year in May, an increase of 4 percent compared with May 2013, landing the region at No. 134 among the 339 U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain. more
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the “BBB+” rating on approximately $217 million in outstanding airport system revenue bonds sold on behalf of the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
With six of its seven local component parts contributing positively, the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator increased to 3 percent in the second quarter, from a 2.2 percent reading in the first three months of the year. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts dropped 7 percent in May year over year, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Tuesday. more
August’s unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the month before, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Economic conditions remain mixed in New England, with manufacturers citing weaker results, but those in the tourism industry reporting gains, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
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