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State Unemployment Rate (MA) 
5.8% August 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
6.1% August 2014

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
5.5% July 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,415 August 2014

Jobs Added MA YoY
54,300 August 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 24,101; 6.3% August 2014

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6.3% August 2014

U.S Productivity: -3.2% 1st Qtr. 2014

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,741(4th Qtr 2013)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2013)
$29.97 (avg. hr)
$62,340 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA):1112
August 2014

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
65.3% (2013)

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Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2014Q1: -0.25)

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Boston Consumer Price Index 1.7% (7/2014 over 7/2013)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/
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March 17, 2014

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