Updated March 28 at 6:28pm
Economic Indicators
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Cash collections for July, the first month of the fiscal year, increased 3.2 percent to $382 million, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Consumer sentiment last week eased to the second-lowest level since mid-December as Americans’ perceptions of their finances and the buying climate dimmed, according to figures from the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week almost to the lowest level since 1973, as employers show scant willingness to fire workers amid a tightening labor market. more
During the first month of fiscal 2017, total general revenue was 0.6 percent less than expected, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
American service companies expanded in September at the fastest rate in almost a year, returning the economy’s biggest segment to a steady growth path after a slump in the prior month. more
Companies in September added the fewest number of workers in five months, showing the labor market is cooling after strong gains for much of this year, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
After a “truly disappointing” second quarter, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro found the August current conditions index rose to 75 from the revised 67 measured in July, showing the start to a more positive third quarter. more
With 5.71 percent of people uninsured, Rhode Island has the seventh lowest uninsured rate in the U.S., according to an in-depth analysis conducted by personal finance website WalletHub released this week. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said the economy is ripe for an interest-rate increase and repeated that the Fed’s November meeting should be viewed as “live” for a policy decision, despite its proximity to the U.S. presidential election. more
There has been almost no change in the amount of foreclosure petitions filed by lenders in Massachusetts over the past year. more
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