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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.3% June 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.4% June
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.8% May 2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,607 May 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
69,500 June 2017

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 14,763; 3.5% May 17 NSA

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3.9% May 2016

U.S Productivity: 1.7% 1st Qtr. 2017 

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,888 (1st Qtr 2017)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2016)
$32.66 (avg. hr)
$67,930 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 1840
May 2017

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59.7% (2016)

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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*
-0.1% (5/2017 over 5/2016) All Items YoY: +1.9%
 
Boston Metro Consumer Price Index
2.1% (5/2017 over 5/2016)

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The Massachusetts jobs picture: U-Rate- 4.3; new jobs - 10,000

Innovation in our backyard: WBZ-TV: Pitts Stop: East Boston Startup Tests Self-Driving Boats

My Brother's Keeper program: EBHS one of nine recipients

Fighting the noise: Rep. Lynch puts heat on FAA

Public Meeting: Gove Street Citizens Assocation to meet July 24 Agenda

MS-13 front: BH: Suspect held without bail for East Boston murder of boy, 16 "In total, five Hispanic teens were found slain between September 2015 and December. Three of those cases have been linked by authorities to the escalating feud between rivals MS-13 and 18th Street."

People are afraid of mumps for more than one reason: WGBH

Institute of Contemporary Art Family Event in EB: July 29

A friendly reminder: When Central Square rehab work is done, this sign needs to go back up.



More housing coming online: BPDA approves slew units in East Boston

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Suspect arrested in Texas: Herald: Suspect caught in EB teen slay

Fox25: Second man arrested in connection to Bell Isle Marsh murder

 

Daily Item of Lynn: Live racing at Suffolk Downs had a good weekend

Modern life worries: Rooftops: BG gated: Deck madness

On the cat patrol in East Boston: BG-gated: It's under control

Economic Update: U.S. Employment Situation in June 2017: U-Rate + 4.4; Jobs: +220,000

A peek inside city government: BMRB: User fees and charges generate $7M for eight departments

Just don't call us EaBo! Boutique apt: New East Boston condos start at $509,000 for a two-bedroom

Buy local: The race to save Sterlingwear's Navy Peacoat

Universal Hub: Licensing hearing hears about melee at Central Sq. restaurant

Politics: North Ender to run Passacantilli campaign

R.I.P. Judge Ligotti, who grew up in East Boston

Entrepreneur of the Year: EBSB's Dick Gavegnano  DickGavegnanoPresidentEastBostonSavingsBank

Future Suffolk Downs project: Here comes the money: HFF Secures $80 Million in Acquisition Financing and Advises on the Sale of Suffolk Downs

Herald: Casino tax revenue goes to horse owners

Urban Liberty Blog: Suffolk Downs plans are a slap in the face Background: BBJ: Suffolk Downs sold: New owner speaks Banker & Tradesman: SD site a jobs creator

Trees: WBUR: Youth Brigade Aims To Close Tree Canopy Gap In EB


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Proposed City Budget: A testament to Big Government: $3.18 billion in  "Investments!" City opts to increase its pension liability

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CBS Boston: Dozens Evacuated As Crews Fight Fire at Milano's in OH 

Business News: Meridian Bancorp, Inc. and Meetinghouse Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement More from BBJ

Crime fighting: BPD makes arrest in Maverick Square; suspect packing heat

Conte at NewBostonPost.com: Millennials Like the Hub, But Can They Afford To Live Here?

The Sweet Science: "Vinnie Curto vs. Roger Phillips: Our Tale Begins With This Tawdry Mismatch"

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

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

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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  ng> Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

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