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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.3% June 2017

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Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.8% May 2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,607 May 2017

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69,500 June 2017

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 14,763; 3.5% May 17 NSA

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$67,930 (avg. annual salary.)

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(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2017Q1:1.66)

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-0.1% (5/2017 over 5/2016) All Items YoY: +1.9%
 
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2.1% (5/2017 over 5/2016)

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Eastie Pride honors John White for his 50 years of community service at APAC

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#MAEconomy: Massachusetts unemployment rate is no longer lower than U.S. rate July 2017: 4.3%; 200 jobs lost

UNION TOWN; Teamsters found not guilty of extortion in federal court but would you make a movie in this town?

Business News: Meridian Bancorp’s Hold Rating Reiterated at Piper Jaffray Companies

R.I.P Wayne Woodlief, former Herald columnist

Business News: EBSB to open two branches

Airport Taxi Crash: Cabbie charged

REMEMBER: "East Boston is STILL not an airport" NBC: Boston Snapchat Filters Removed After Eastie Residents Complain More from Fox Here's some history!

More dates: Suffolk Downs gets $800k in connection with two-day race schedule

Paris Village, site of the old Salesian Boys & Girls Club, breaks ground; Mayor joints EB CDC to mark new construction.

East Boston Salesian Club Paris Village 2017

Crime News II: Back in Boston: UH: Man arrested in New York for MS-13-related double shooting at Maverick T stop last year

Crime News: Not good: WCVB-TV: Boston seeing increase in shootings so far in 2017, police data shows

Great pick: Casaletto hired as East Boston Central Catholic School principal

More on the Navy battle to save the peacoat: Sterlingwear seeks to save jobs Background:  The race to save Sterlingwear's Navy Peacoat

Quality of Life: Friends of Meridian Street demand new MBTA fuel efficient, enviro-friendly buses for local routes

Universal Hub: Developers propose replacing rental-car lot with 300 residential units on McClellan Highway  Globe coverage here

More housing coming online: BPDA approves slew units in East Boston

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Conte at NewBostonPost.com: Millennials Like the Hub, But Can They Afford To Live Here?

The Sweet Science: "Vinnie Curto vs. Roger Phillips: Our Tale Begins With This Tawdry Mismatch"

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SETTING THE HISTORICAL RECORD STRAIGHT! The Battle of Chelsea Creek and Noddle's Island! An East Boston.com Exclusive
REMEMBERING THE GREAT LUONGO RESTAURANT FIRE OF 1942. by Michael Laurano
CAMBRIDGE P.C. LUNACY!  ELITE LIBERAL CITY SAYS GOODBYE TO COLUMBUS DAY!  Universal Hub
HEY CAMBRIDGE TAKE THIS!  The Italian American Experience in the People's
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TELL CAMRIDGE TO GET REAL  And to remember this piece
MORE LOCAL HISTORY: A look back at the 200th year marking in 1975 of the Battle of Noddle's Island and Chelsea Creek.
WHEN LINCOLN DIED; THE EB REACTION  Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

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