R.I. GDP growth rate 4th slowest in U.S. in 2018

RHODE ISLAND GDP increased 0.6% in 2018, the fourth-lowest growth rate of any state in the nation. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
RHODE ISLAND GDP increased 0.6% in 2018, the fourth-lowest growth rate of any state in the nation. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gross domestic product increased 0.6 percent in 2018, the fourth-lowest growth rate in the nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday. United States GDP increased 2.9% in 2018, while New England GDP increased 2%. Alaska had the only GDP decline of all states, falling 0.3% for the year.…

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