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Behind seemingly positive employment data is structural weakness that in the...

Sean DeLong, 42, has applied for more than 800 jobs in Rhode ­Island and southeastern ­Massachusetts since November 2015.On average, he gets about one...
IMPROVEMENTS IN 10 of the one dozen economic readings that make up the Current Conditions Index show that the state is moving forward in a sustained way at the moment, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.

Lardaro: R.I. economy continues torrid 2017 run in May

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island “appears to be well into restoring the momentum it lost last year,” said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard...
LEONARD LARDARO'S Current Conditions Index suggests that Rhode Island's economy expanded in April, but at a slower rate than March. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI fell 9 pts. from March, bounced back 50 pts. from...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Momentum gained through 2016 has sustained itself through April 2017 according to the latest Current Conditions Index measured by University of...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND economist Leonard Lardaro said economic activity accellerated in Rhode Island on Monday. He said this may result in revenue growth. /COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: Acceleration in economy continues; index at its highest value in...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A “well-defined and broadly based acceleration in the pace of economic activity” in Rhode Island continued in March, according to University...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS Index rose to 83 in February, higher than any value last year, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.

Lardaro: Economic momentum accelerating, labor force performance still ‘train wreck’

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island’s economy is “definitely accelerating,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, but he still views the labor...
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