Updated March 28 at 4:32am
Economic Indicators
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U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza met with state legislators March 6 to discuss legislative priorities, which included a bill to tax certain properties owned by nonprofits and another aimed at increasing the hotel tax. A bill to tax … more
PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island experienced a $35 million loss in 2016. Citing information from its annual filing to the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, the insurer attributed the loss to increased use of … more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged homes in negative equity in the fourth quarter at 10 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island was ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation for having the least problems with drunken driving. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. more
The historic neighborhood, The Point, in Newport recently had its highest residential sale in two years. The Bigelow Carriage House, at 79 Second St., sold for $1.68 million, according to a news release. more
(Updated 11 a.m.) The rental market on the East Side of Providence has entered the busy season, in preparation for renewal of contracts and new leases, which typically starts in June. Samson Realty, at 346 Wickenden St., has specialized in student rentals for more than 20 years. more
Rhode Island was eighth highest in the nation in January for its percentage of noncurrent loans at 7 percent, Black Knight Financial Services said this week. more
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