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Lardaro on R.I.’s economy: ‘We’ll have to settle for what we...

PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State's economy has turned into a mixed picture with several aspects of its economy improving while others appear to be...

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

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes that the state has moved past the "absolute bottom" of economy activity...

Lardaro: At its lowest, R.I. could use COVID-19 crisis as opportunity...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes April is the “absolute bottom” for the struggling economies of the state and...
The Current Conditions Index in Rhode Island for March 2020

Lardaro: R.I. economy may not recover for another two to five...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro does not expect the state’s economy to return to where it was before the COVID-19...
ECONOMIST LEONARD LARDARO said a projection that found Rhode Island will see a 16% unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic was "too optimistic." / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SKORSKI

Lardaro: R.I. could see over 20% unemployment, years of recovery due...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro thinks unemployment in Rhode Island could rise to over 20% due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
THE CURRENT Conditions Index value for Rhode Island was 75 for January, but economist Leonard Lardaro said the state is about to see an recession of uncertain magnitude. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s CCI hits 75 in January, but economy in for...

PROVIDENCE – Although the state’s Current Conditions Index showed a 17-point year-over-year increase with a mark of 75 in January, Rhode Island’s economy is...
THE RHODE ISLAND current conditions index had a value of 92 in December, its highest value in 2019. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s CCI hit high for 2019 in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Current Conditions Index hit its highest mark of 2019 in December, spiking to 92 for a 34-point jump from the...
KEEPING TABS: Leonard Lardaro, University of Rhode Island economics professor, says indictors for Rhode Island are looking grim, but he doesn’t foresee a coming downturn as severe as the previous one to hit the state. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Economists say next downturn won’t be as bad for R.I.

Rhode Island has cranes in the sky, unemployment below 4%, new companies such as Infosys Ltd. and new jobs have arrived in its capital...
THE RHODE ISLAND CCI value improved to a value of 83 in October. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

R.I. CCI rebounds in October

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index increased 25 points both month to month and year over year to a value of 83 in...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS Index for Rhode Island in September was 58, indicating economic expansion despite reflecting a slowdown from one year prior. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: CCI contracts in Sept. despite promising improvements

PROVIDENCE - The Current Conditions Index value for Rhode Island in September was 58, a decline from 75 one year prior, according to University...

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