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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
6.0% September 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
5.9% September 2014

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
5.5% August 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,425 September 2014

Jobs Added MA YoY
64,100 September 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 24,256; 6.4% Sept. 2014

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U.S Productivity: 2.3% 2nd Qtr. 2014

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Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2013)
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$62,340 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA):1112
August 2014

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65.3% (2013)

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(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2014Q1: -0.25)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
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Boston Consumer Price Index 1.6% (9/2014 over 9/2013)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$3.399 September 014

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Brattle Bookshop's Ken Gloss is coming to East Boston Public Library: October 23.

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"In an era when our nation's values and traditions are under attack both in the United States and abroad, patriotic Americans and people of faith must unite and vote with a united voice to help reverse the growing decline in our radical secular culture."

The Pilot: Leadership forum strategizes on 'protecting families' in casino fight

NYTimes Photo Essay: Last day of racing at Suffolk Downs.

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