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DECEMBER 2018's Current Conditions Index was measured at 50 - a 17-point decline from November and a 33-point decline year over year. The data was released Monday in the latest report from University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

A drop from Nov., but CCI closes 2018 in neutral territory

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After a double-digit climb in November, the December 2018 Current Conditions Index fell 17 points to a value of 50, according...
A 16-POINT INCREASE was measured in the November 2018 CCI compared to the October 2018 figure. However, the latest data still represents a 34-point decrease year over year when compared to November 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI increases in Nov., but signs point to “weakening” economy

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Characterizing November’s performance as a “reprieve” from October's results, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro announced the November Rhode Island...
THE OCTOBER CCI was measured at 42, in Leonard Lardaro's most recent report. A value below 50 indicates contraction. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI value falls to lowest value in more than 2 years

SOUTH KINGSTON – Falling to its lowest point in 28 months, the October Current Conditions Index declined to a value of 42, shedding 25...
THE CURRENT CONDISTION INDEX, compiled by URI economist Leonard Lardaro, reflected a value of 67 in September. A value above 50 reflects growth. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

September CCI holds at 67

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Calling the third quarter of 2018 “disappointing at best,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro’s Current Conditions Index report measured...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for Rhode Island in July was 67, the lowest recorded value for the year so far, following revisions to July CCI measurements. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August CCI reflects lowest value of the year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following July revisions, eight points were lost month to month in the August Current Conditions Index as the measure declined to...

CCI drops 25 points in July

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Falling from 83 to 58, a “dicey” 25-point, month-to-month decline was measured in the July Current Conditions Index, released by University...

Gubernatorial candidates all talk jobs: Do their plans add up?

Every candidate for governor wants to create jobs. But how would they do it?Do they offer a comprehensive solution for the Ocean State, where...
THE JUNE 2018 CCI was measured at 83 - a nine point dip from May as well as from June 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

June CCI: R.I. ends 2018 second quarter well

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Categorizing the state’s second-quarter performance as ending on a positive note, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro measured the June...
After revision of the April CCI report saw the status rise from 67 to 75, the May CCI was measured at 92 per Lardaro's latest report released Monday. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI reaches low 90s for second time in 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tied with February for the highest measure this year, Rhode Island's Current Conditions Index rose 17 points to 92 in May...

CCI drops again in April but economy still grows

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a second consecutive monthly decline, the current-conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro fell another eight...
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