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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.9% April 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.4% April
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.4% March
2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,609.7 April 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
58,600 April 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 14,469; 3.4% April 17 NSA

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3.4% April 2016

U.S Productivity: 0.6% 1st Qtr. 2017 

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$1,660 (3rd Qtr 2016)

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$32.66 (avg. hr)
$67,930 (avg. annual salary.)

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March 2017

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59.7% (2015)

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Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2016Q4:1.86)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
-0.3% (3/2017 over 3/2016) All Items YoY: +2.4%
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
2.5% (3/2017 over 3/2016)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/ 2.298 April 2017

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$2.659 per gall on 3/27/17 (excl. taxes) END OF SEASON

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This week: May 25: Salesian Boys & Girls Club Annual Breakfast

FACEBOOK: AIR INC response to CLF-Massport deal, CLF cuts a deal: Metro: Logan to add 5,000 spaces

EastBoston Coffee with a Cop Angela’s Cafe
1012 Bennington St.

Wednesday, May 24,
9am-10am

No agenda or speeches just a chance to ask questions and get to know our police officers

Gated Globe: A. Walker: ABCD's “Field of Dreams” fuses social activism and summer fun

Politics: Boston Globe names city council candidate Lydia Edwards "2017 Game Changer" Campaign set to launch on 5/24

Globe: Man jumps from Bennington Street building

MA U-rate: 3.9 percent; State adds 3,900 jobs in April

BLDUP: The MBTA Blue Line: Overlooked Real Estate Corridor Turned Hotbed for Investment

Statement: Margaret Farmer announces candidacy for District 1 City Council

NorthendWaterfront.com: Sinatra is out  of District 1 City Council race  Statement to EBDOTCOM

Herald: Indictment names suspected ringleader of Boston MS-13 Patch: Feds allege gang leader authorized slayings of two teens.

Anthony Sammarco Historian to Visit June 8: East Boston Museum & Historical Society hosts best-selling author and historian Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Guest Column: Mayor Walsh: City budget invests in East Boston


East Boston Playhouse: To stage "Steel Magnolias" in June

Big News: DOJ: Fugitive and alleged MS-13 member arrested on illegal re-entry charges

Conte at NewBostonPost.com: On the mayor's capital plan

Former East Boston resident: 83-year-old Korean War veteran will finally graduate high school

It will take some getting used to: Sumner Tunnel Toll Booths removed permanently 

TollBoothsEastBostonAreGone
GONE!

Gone The Toll Booths At Sumner Tunnel
GOING!

SumnerTunnelTollBoothsComingDown

A Volkswagon ad with an East Boston connection.

BPDNews: Thank you Freedoms Foundation for thanking us
Freedoms Foundation in East Boston

Governor Baker is coming to town! (Twice in two months) Chamber breakfast event June 8 Details


BH: Great Joe Fitzgerald column on Tony and DeDe Marmo

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The Map: Educational attainment in East Boston. Take a look.

The Herald does us a public service: City payroll database

Local history: A look back at the 200th year marking in 1975 of the Battle of Noddle's Island and Chelsea Creek.

Watch the trailer for "Destination East Boston" here

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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
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
Republic

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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