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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.9% April 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.3% May
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.4% April 2017

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

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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: 1.7% 1st Qtr. 2017 

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$1,888 (1st Qtr 2017)

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

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Housing Permits (MA): 876
April 2017

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59.7% (2015)

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

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.2% (4/2017 over 4/2016) All Items YoY: +2.2%
 
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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Politics: Stephen Passacantilli Formally Kicks Off Campaign for Boston City Council in East Boston

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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS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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