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Economic Indicators
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Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rebounded more than forecast in February as sales picked up in most of the U.S., a good sign as the spring-selling season approaches. more
For the fourth consecutive week, gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, jumping 7 and 10 cents, respectively, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 21st among the nation’s 40 largest metros for its 4.6 percent increase in home prices year over year in January, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Personal spending barely increased in February and the prior month’s advance was revised down as Americans saved more of their incomes. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February, a percentage point less than it was in February 2015, placing it among 22 states that had significantly different unemployment rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for its nearly 15 percent construction employment growth in February, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter at a faster pace than previously estimated, supported by stronger household spending that’s helping cushion the expansion from weakness overseas. more
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a "robust market." The median sales price … more
After a prolonged, steady monthly decline, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate leveled off at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January, according to the latest report by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The cash sales share of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased nearly 10 percentage points year over year in December, to 22.5 percent, which was lower than the national cash sales share at 33.4 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
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