R.I. 2016 GDP growth third worst in New England, behind national average

RHODE ISLAND GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT increased 1.6 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2016/ COURTESY BEA
RHODE ISLAND REAL GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT increased 1.6 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2016. / COURTESY BEA
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island real gross domestic product grew 1.6 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Activity GDP report on Thursday. Generally, Rhode Island growth and decline mirror the national average trends. Rhode Island’s retail trade and finance and insurance sectors showed the largest signs of growth…

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