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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...
UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro released his latest Current Conditions Index for November, showing that of the 12 indicators that comprise the index, eight improved over the year. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: Economy continues to ‘hang in there’

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In its first move in three months, Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index fell to 67 in November from its 2016 high...
NINE OF THE 12 indicators that comprise the Current Conditions Index improved in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: Economy holds steady in October, still ‘canary in the proverbial...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state’s Current Conditions Index remains at 75 for the third consecutive month, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode...
NINE of the Current Condition Index’s 12 economic indicators improved in September, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: CCI unchanged in September

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index remained unchanged at 75 in September compared with August, said Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode...
GROWTH witnessed in August is underlined by the fact that nine of 12 indicators in the Current Conditions Index, including unemployment rate, saw improvements, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August Lardaro CCI signals positive third quarter

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After a “truly disappointing” second quarter, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro found the August current conditions index rose to...
WHILE MAY'S CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX reading of 50 is neutral, and is an improvement on a revised reading of 42 in April, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is concerned that the Ocean State' economy is falling behind the rest of the nation. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: CCI improves from April, but state performing poorly

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state’s economy “improved” to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in...
WHILE THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX indicated growth for Rhode Island's economy in March, author Leonard Lardaro characterized it as "ugly." / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

R.I. shows expansion in March, but just ‘barely,’ says Lardaro

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state experienced a “very disappointing” first quarter as Rhode Island’s economy was “expanding, but barely,” said University of Rhode Island...
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