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Industrial supplies and materials import prices up 8.1 percent over the year, August 2017 


September 22, 2017
Prices for U.S. imports increased 2.1 percent over the 12 months ending August 2017. Prices for U.S. exports increased 2.3 percent over the past 12 months. Import prices for industrial supplies and materials increased 8.1 percent, while export prices increased 6.1 percent. Full Text »
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Why did Rhode Island have slower employment growth than the nation during the recovery period, 2009–16?

When most of the nation was recovering from the Great Recession, Rhode Island was on a different path . From June 2009 to June 2016, national employment increased by 10.1 percent while employment in Rhode Island increased by only 5.1 percent.
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