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Economic Indicators
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U.S. retail sales dropped in February and the prior month’s gain was revised to a decline, calling into question the narrative that bigger gains in consumer spending would propel economic growth at the start of 2016. more
Rhode Island ranked second for a 12.7 percent year-over-year increase in construction employment in January, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
An oil price rebound, paired with refinery slowdowns for seasonal maintenance, has led to an increase in gasoline prices nationally that has reached Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Payrolls rose in 30 states in January and unemployment rates fell in 28, a sign the U.S. labor market was resilient in early 2016. more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum not only slowed this January compared with last year, it had been slowing during 2015 more than originally thought, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The overall vacancy rate for office space in downtown Providence increased last year, in large part due to consolidation of corporations and some defections to suburban office parks. In addition, the conversion of office buildings to … more
It is not a surprise that Rockland County, N.Y., a suburb of New York City, had a 24.9 percent increase in the average weekly wage from the third quarter of 2014 to the 2015 third quarter, the largest gain among the nation's 343 largest counties. … more
Rhode Island ranked third worst in the nation on the Family Prosperity Index, which studies the impact of the economy on families. more
R.I. Taxpayers is no longer. The association, which said it advocated for “honest, effective and fiscally sound government on behalf of individual and business taxpayers” and published a newsletter called Taxpayer Times five days a week, stopped operations on Thursday. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 17.2 percent in January, to 545 from 465 a year ago, marking the strongest January for sales in 11 years, according to The Warren Group. more
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