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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.6% March 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.5% March
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.8% February
2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,545.9 February 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
57,700 February 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 16,430; 3.9% Feb' 17 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
3.8% February 2016

U.S Productivity: 1.3% 4th Qtr. 2016 

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,660 (3rd Qtr 2016)

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): 676
February 2017

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
60.5% (2015)

HomeOwnership Rate for MA 2013

Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2016Q4:1.86)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
-0.3% (2/2017 over 2/2016) All Items YoY: 2.4%
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
2.5% (2/2017 over 2/2016)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/ 2.200 March 2017

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$2.659 per gallon 3/27/17 (excl. taxes)

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North End Waterfront.com:  LaMattina not running for re-election The Big Question: Who's going to run for the District 1 seat Herald coverage on LaMattina

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Blockbuster Herald on East Side Money Gang: "There are different groups in East Boston besides MS-13 and 18th Street that have come up on our radar. We are looking at them as well.” BH: Update: City manager combating gangs

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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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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
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M.I.T. REPORT ON EAST BOSTON here.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS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 /strong> Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

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