In R.I., 2013 ends as ‘mixed blessing,’ economist says

AFTER STARTING the year off strong in 2013, economic momentum in Rhode Island slowed, suggesting the recovery is not broadly based, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state's economic performance. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO
AFTER STARTING the year off strong in 2013, economic momentum in Rhode Island slowed, suggesting the recovery is not broadly based, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state's economic performance. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO
Another year past, another mixed reading of economic progress for Rhode Island. That’s the assessment of Leonard Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state’s economic performance, or momentum, using a dozen different metrics. In December, Rhode Island advanced somewhat, registering a CCI of 75, a…

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