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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.5% February 2016

U.S. Unemployment Rate
5.0%
March 2016

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.3% January
2016

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,512 January 2016

Jobs Added MA YoY
48,000 January 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 17,583; 5.0% Jan. '16 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
4.1% December 2015

U.S Productivity: 3.0% 4th Qtr. (Rev) 2015

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,512 (2nd Qtr 2015)

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$30.77(avg. hr)
$64,010 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 749
January 2016

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
63.0% (2014)

HomeOwnership Rate for MA 2013

Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2015Q3: 1.31)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
-0.2% (2/2016 over 2/2015)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
1.0% (2/2016 over 2/2015)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$1.737 February 2016

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Univeral Hub: Sister of woman crushed by Meridian Street drawbridge sues city, bridge operator, contractors

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Conte: NewBostonPost: Old school outreach and the limits of progressive politics in 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate race

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2007 Petruccelli-Rizzo  EB turnout: 20.57%
EB 2016: 15.92%

Stat: Boston's pathetic 12.3% turnout CM:"Based on unofficial results, Boston residents accounted for only 35 percent of the 16,677 votes cast, a 10 point drop."

Business News: Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2016

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The Pilot: Forming the Future: East Boston Central Catholic School's 'House' program

The Pilot: Ordination class of 2016: Deacon Huan Dominic Ngo

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Meet first non-East Boston senator in modern times: Winthrop's Joseph Boncore.

Coverage: (BG) Boncore; Daily Item of Lynn, Commonwealth Magazine

NorthEnd-Waterfront.com: Joe Boncore Wins State Senate Race for First Suffolk & Middlesex District (Precinct Results)

Stat: Boston's pathetic 12.3% turnout CM:"Based on unofficial results, Boston residents accounted for only 35 percent of the 16,677 votes cast, a 10 point drop."

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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.
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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