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Economic Indicators
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Do economic booms cause economic busts? To a lot of people, this seems like a silly question to even ask. Of course booms cause busts, they say. more
The housing boom that preceded the Great Recession left many households in untenable positions once the bottom fell out. Some found their mortgages underwater (in negative equity). Some found that the loss of income made what had been affordable no … more
Rhode Island ranked third from last among states and the District of Columbia for losing 900 construction jobs in May compared with May 2014. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Providence was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. more
Consumer confidence stabilized after falling a record nine straight weeks as Americans became less downbeat about the economy. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign labor market momentum continues to strengthen. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in May, a sign inflation may take time to meet the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Revenue exceeded expectations in both May and on a fiscal year-to-date basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Rhode Island was among the top five states with “underwater” mortgages in the first quarter, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
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