Updated April 24 at 4:45pm
Economic Indicators
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With a 2.1 percentage point decline, the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area had the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more in January, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Americans’ outlooks for the U.S. economy dimmed in March from a four-year high as feeble wage gains and harsh winter weather weighed on sentiment. more
Fewer than 300,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits for a second week, signaling the labor market remains strong. more
The plunge in oil that drained energy shares was also supposed to boost disposable income for consumers. Companies from automakers to retailers are still waiting to see that trickle down to their bottom lines. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, signaling cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter. more
January’s economic momentum sagged – an inauspicious start to 2015, Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island, said Monday. more
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
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