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THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT in the Providence metro increased 1.6 percent to $82.9 billion in 2017. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

GDP in Providence metro increases 1.6% in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product (thus, adjusted for inflation) in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent year over year in 2017....
THE MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY of 30 days or more rate in the Providence metro was 4.8 percent in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID CALVERT

Mortgage delinquency in Providence metro 4.8 percent in June

PROVIDENCE - Mortgage delinquency of 30 days or more in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.8 percent in June, a 0.7 percentage point...
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June...
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY IN the Providence metro area declined 1.1 percentage points year over year to 4.8 percent in April. The foreclosure rate in the area was 0.7 percent, a decline from 1 percent in April 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID CALVERT

Corelogic: Providence metro mortgage delinquency rate declines in April

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquencies of 30 days or more in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 1.1 percentage points to 4.8 percent in April...
THE AVERAGE ANNUAL tech salary in the Providence metro was $89,991 in 2017, ranking No. 33 among 100 U.S. metro areas. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG

Providence Metro ranks No. 33 for average tech salary

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 33 for average annual tech salary in 2017 among 100 United States metros at $89,911,...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 4 percent year over year in February to 21,100 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment grows 4% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 4 percent year over year in February, an 800-worker increase to 21,100 workers,...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February,...
LAGGING THE HIGH ACHIEVERS: Rhode Island is not among the top 10 states for the portion of millennials, age 25-34 who have a college degree, according to the Brookings Institution, although at No. 14, the state ranked better than the Providence metro area, which placed at No. 49 among the top 100 metros in the nation.

What is the most important takeaway from the Brookings report that...

The Raimondo administration has made a point of trying to upgrade the educational attainment of the state’s college-age students, the better to take part...
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY DECLINED in much of the country in November, including in Rhode Island and the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area. / COURTESY CORELOGIC

CoreLogic: Providence-Warwick mortgage delinquency down in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of mortgages delinquent for more than 30 days in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.7 percentage points year over...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
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