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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for its first weekly drop since August, amid concern the budget impasse will hurt economic growth in the world’s largest economy. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as annual auto-plant shutdowns continued to affect data. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island ranks No. 29 among U.S. states and the District of Columbia in an analysis of states’ opportunity and economic mobility, released Monday by nonprofit organizations Measure of America and Opportunity Nation. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing the biggest part of the economy was holding up as the federal government shut down. more
Rhode Island exports rose $7.2 million, or 4.1 percent, in September, according to an e-forecasting.com report. The month-over-month increase, which followed a 14.1 percent increase in exports between July and August, brought Rhode Island’s total exports for September to a seasonally adjusted $181.4 million. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. more
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