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Economic Indicators
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While the overall employment picture in the Ocean State has improved over the last year – the number of employed Rhode Islanders increased by 2,500 from March 2015 to March 2016, the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent, and the … more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
Job openings rose more than projected in March, a sign the U.S. labor market was still strong toward the end of the first quarter. more
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
Consumer confidence fell to the lowest level since mid-December as Americans grew more pessimistic about the economy, their finances and the buying climate. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits increased to a five-week high, a sign that progress in the strongest part of the economy may be moderating. more
America’s trade deficit shrank more than forecast in March as imports fell in percentage terms by the most in seven years and outpaced a decline in shipments overseas. more
Companies in April added fewer workers to U.S. payrolls than economists projected, signaling employment gains may have peaked, according to a private report. more
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