Lardaro: R.I.’s economy could be moving past ‘absolute bottom,’ but relief could take years

THE CURRENT Conditions Index for May's value totals to 8, as only one indicator improved year over year, writes the author and University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SKORSKI
PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes that the state has moved past the "absolute bottom" of economy activity that it will experience throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As Rhode Island's COVID-19 numbers become increasingly more stable as a result of high testing percentages and low incidence, Lardaro still says that…

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