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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.2% August 2017

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4.4% August
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.0% June 2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,620 August 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
57,400 August 2017

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 15,813; 3.7% August 17 NSA

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3.6% August 2016

U.S Productivity: 1.5% 2nd Qtr. 2017 est. 

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$67,930 (avg. annual salary.)

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July 2017

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(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2017Q2:1.96)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.4% (8/2017 over 8/2016) All Items YoY: +1.9%
 
Boston Metro Consumer Price Index
2.2% (7/2017 over 7/2016)

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R.I.P. Joe DeNucci, former state auditor An East Boston favorite

Politics: Passacantilli gets nod from Ward 1 Democratic Committee; Walsh, others also endorsed  More here.

From the archives (1997): Conte on the Flats Section of East Boston

Politics: Bay State Banner: District 1 Candidates face off

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Great pick: Casaletto hired as East Boston Central Catholic School principal More from The Pilot

Religious News: The Pilot: Relics of St. Anthony of Padua coming to East Boston on Oct 13 at Sacred Heart


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At Crossroads: Massport donates backpacks for East Boston students 

Roundup of MassDot meeting at Universal Hub: Residents upset with Sumner Tunnel traffic lanes

Universal Hub: Gunfire in East Boston damages one car, sends bullet through apartment window

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At 9th annual wiffle ball tourney, East Boston Athletic Board raises $3000 for scholarships; Rundown

News: Tow trucks line funeral procession for 6-year-old who drowned in East Boston Background 'Sad day': Boy drowns at Eagle Hill residence

Politics 2017: Campaign: Passacantilli will hire neighborhood liaisons from each community in district 1 (EB/NE/Charlestown)

NorthendWaterfront.com: Edwards culls more union endorsements

On Paris Street: "To Immigrants with Love" Mural unveiled at Eastie block party


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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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