Len Lardaro http://ripr.org en 2013 Ends With A Wimper For The State's Economy http://ripr.org/post/2013-ends-wimper-states-economy <p>A University of Rhode Island professor who tracks the state’s economy says the last three months of 2013 were disappointing.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>URI economics professor Leonard Lardaro, author of a monthly index on the Rhode Island economy, says the fourth quarter of 2013 wasn’t horrible, but wasn’t great either.&nbsp; Lardaro said Rhode Island is making slow progress but is still struggling to emerge from the grasp of one of the worst economic downturns in American history.&nbsp; A continuing problem, he said, is a shortage of skilled labor.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:39:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 27590 at http://ripr.org 2013 Ends With A Wimper For The State's Economy "Current Conditions" Index Shows Good Signs for Rhode Island Economy http://ripr.org/post/current-conditions-index-shows-good-signs-rhode-island-economy <p>Rhode Island’s economy ended the second quarter on a positive note, according to the latest Current Conditions Index.&nbsp; The index is a monthly rating of the state’s economy based on a dozen key indicators.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:48:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 19915 at http://ripr.org Heartening News for Rhode Island Economy http://ripr.org/post/heartening-news-rhode-island-economy <p>Two new reports suggest Rhode Island’s economy is on the rebound.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:06:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 11844 at http://ripr.org Heartening News for Rhode Island Economy