Lardaro: R.I.’s recovery slows in Aug., ‘choppy performance’ expected going forward

THE RHODE ISLAND Current Conditions Index slipped to 67 in August after posting its highest possible value of 100 in July, indicating that the state's economic recovery from the pandemic has slowed, according to URI economist Leonard Lardaro. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island economy continued to expand in August, but slowed as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the state's economy. The state's current conditions index value for the month was 67, a decline from its highest possible value of 100 in July, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro Monday.…

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