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Economic Indicators
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As of September, Rhode Island has recovered 65.8 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranked next-to-last in the nation for its lack of construction employment growth over the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, the Associated General Contractors of America said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island led the nation with the greatest year-over-year decrease in its jobless rate in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in September, a sign residential real estate will bolster the world’s largest economy. more
Since last week, gasoline prices have fallen a cent in Rhode Island, and two cents in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Debt is a dual-edged sword. For some, it is the bane of economic health. And yet in business, as in personal finance, taking on debt often finances growth, acquisition and activity. Think of mortgages to buy homes or loans to develop a commercial … more
One month after slowing down, an economic index for the Ocean State ticked up in August, according to PBN and e-forecasting.com, the co-producers of the Rhode Island Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
Consumer sentiment climbed more than forecast in October as lower-income Americans projected wage gains will accelerate and falling energy prices helped stretch paychecks. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
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