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Economic Indicators
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Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country. more
A broad-based November hiring surge ranging from factories to offices and retailers powered the U.S. economy to create the largest number of jobs in almost three years, triggering long-awaited wage gains. more
Hotel tax collections, and meal and beverage tax collections increased on a year-over-year and fiscal year-to-date basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. However, … more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was unchanged from September to October at 1.8 percent, but the Ocean State had fewer foreclosures compared with October 2013’s numbers, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
United Natural Foods Inc., a national distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, reached record sales of nearly $2 billion during its first quarter of 2015, according to company President and CEO Steven Spinner. more
The New England unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October, basically unchanged from September’s 6 percent, but less than it was a year ago when it reached 7.1 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
Economic activity is increasing, with retailers and manufacturers reporting year-over-year increases in sales or revenue, and retailers expecting the momentum to continue during the the holiday season, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released on Wednesday. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as employers retained staff to meet domestic demand for goods and services ahead of the holiday season. more
Total general revenue has increased on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, according to the state Department of Revenue’s fiscal 2015 Cash Collections Report for October. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
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