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Economic Indicators
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On the heels of a healthy August, September’s economic momentum in Rhode Island fared almost as well, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Employment snapped back with a vengeance in October, wage growth accelerated and the jobless rate fell to 5 percent, boosting the odds that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise borrowing costs next month. more
For the second month in a row, Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator has increased. more
The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 1.8 percent in August, a .04 percentage point increase compared with August 2014, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Worker productivity unexpectedly grew in the third quarter, reflecting a slump in the number of hours worked by self-employed Americans. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits climbed to the highest level in five weeks, representing a pause in the recent progress that left claims at their lowest level since 1973. more
This U.S. earnings season is on track to be the worst since 2009 as profits from oil & gas and commodity-related companies plummet. more
Companies added 182,000 workers in October, signaling steady improvement in the U.S. job market, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
The U.S. trade gap shrank in September to a seven-month low, reflecting declining purchases of foreign fuel as the world’s largest economy continued its drive toward energy independence. more
Rhode Island’s economic sentiment was worst in the nation in October, according to Thumbtack Inc., which surveyed 65 small businesses in the Ocean State to come up with its findings. more
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