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Economic Indicators
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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, dropping the average over the past month to the lowest in 15 years, indicating companies are holding on to workers. more
Payrolls at companies in the U.S. rose in April at the slowest pace in more than a year, a sign labor market gains may be moderating along with the economy. more
Service industries such as real-estate firms and restaurants unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in April as the biggest part of the U.S. economy picked up after a weak start to the year. more
Rhode Island’s average home price in March was 29 percent less than it was at the peak recorded in October 2005, according to CoreLogic. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in March to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by a record surge in imports as commercial activity resumed at West Coast ports following a resolution to labor disputes. more
For the third week in a row, gasoline prices in Rhode Island increased, jumping another 7 cents to $2.61 per gallon for self-serve, regular unleaded, according to AAA Northeast. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said he needs to see signs that weak U.S. economic growth in the first quarter was temporary before he would feel comfortable raising interest rates. more
World Trade Day, edition No. 30, to be held May 20, gives us the opportunity to examine just what effects trade can have on the Ocean State. The event, produced by Bryant University's John H. Chafee Center for International Business, … more
The American job market shows signs of entering a new stage that will bolster households as employers fight to retain and attract workers by paying them more. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator index. An index reading of 100 is equal to the state’s activity in 2000. more
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