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Economic Indicators
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Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 271 of the 387 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, where the rate fell to 4.2 percent from 5.2 percent. more
Household confidence in the U.S. is closing in on its best year since before the last recession, according to figures in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the last four, showing a resilient labor market. more
The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the third quarter of 2016 reflects continued spending weakness in non-residential construction through the first nine months of the year, but projects a significant increase in activity in 2017. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training said the unemployment insurance taxable wage will increase $400 and the Temporary Disability Insurance tax rate will remain at 1.2 percent in 2017. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly decreased in November on a sudden pickup in mortgage rates and limited inventory, according to figures released Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors in Washington. more
Breaking habits can be hard, especially when they involve making money. more
U.S. stocks traded near a record, oil posted its longest winning streak in four months and Treasuries fell as the majority of financial markets reopened following the holiday weekend. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 5.8 percent in October, to $269,000 from $254,000 in October 2015, Black Knight Financial Services said Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices rose 4 cents in Rhode Island, and 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Tuesday. more
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