R.I. beats national average in economic vitality index

RHODE ISLAND'S ECONOMIC VITALITY just outperformed the national average based on data collected between 2013 and 2017, according to a recent report. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
RHODE ISLAND'S ECONOMIC VITALITY just outperformed the national average based on data collected between 2013 and 2017, according to a recent report. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economic vitality stood slightly higher than the national average in 2017, according to the Hamilton Project’s Vitality Index and the Brookings Institution Thursday. The study broke down economic data by state and county, measuring median household income, poverty rate, unemployment rate, employment rate, housing vacancy rate and life expectancy, using data…

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