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State Unemployment Rate (MA) 
5.6% July 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
6.1% August 2014

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
5.5% July 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,409 June 2014

Jobs Added MA YoY
67,300 July 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 24,674; 6.4% June 2014

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6.4% July 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):1291
June 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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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.3% (6/2014 over 6/2013)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index 2.1% (5/2014 over 5/2013)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/
$3.637 June 2014

Massachusetts Average Price Heating Oil
$4.123 per gallon (excl. taxes)
March 17, 2014

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Coming up with a plan. Visioning group sets guiding principles for future development at Suffolk Downs.

Losing effort means the end of horse racing at Suffolk Downs.
More coverage: WBUR

Sorry Suffolk Downs: MGC chooses Wynn. Boston.com: Wynn to get Boston area license


Sept. 30: NUBE to hold first state rep. forum/debate; Details

EastBoston.com Post-election Exclusive: How East Boston voted on Sept. 9 Primary; Coakley, Baker carry Eastie. Results

Gaming Politics: BH: Mayor Martin J. Walsh said today the casino panel has a "bias" against Boston.

Wed: JPNA Planning & Zoning Meeting
September 17th @ 7pm
Jeffries Point Yacht Club 565 Sumner St
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Lifestyle News: BosMag: East Boston Is Getting Its First CrossFit Box

Mayor Walsh Expands Boston's Community Compost Program with New Pilot Details

Virtually beating the old boys network in Ward 1. Dem AG nominee Maura Healey came within one vote of establishment candidate Warren Tolman in EB. EBDOTCOM Breakdown. Impressive!

It's Baker v. Coakley. Arroyo beats out Campatelli for Probate citywide and in Eastie

State election results for Boston from City Hall here.

Gaming politics: Mayor accuses Gaming Commission of `bias' against Boston

HarborArts Festival 2014 News Soul Clap and friends to be featured

Gaming News: BH: Wynn could pay fraction of Sullivan Sq. redo cost

Politics: State Rep. Candidate Celeste Ribeiro Myers Blasts Opponent For Pledging to Defend East Boston Casino Vote, Then Accepting Thousands from Casino Lobbyists

Harborfest on EB Waterfront is Sept. 20 & 21 this year.

Massport Awards Annual Memorial Scholarships. Read more at eastboston.com

The tall ships are coming and the views from East Boston will be spectacular!

Yes winter is coming. Get ready to save on heating costs with library talk 9/15.

South End News: In Eastie, at Maverick  Walsh greets new BPS transport plan

UMass Lowell: "Repeal the Casino Deal Q3" trailing to well-financed pro-gaming opponent

Biz News: BG: Trends in Local banking

Hot Market: Boston Home News "Median sale prices have been inching upward in East Boston"

175 Border Street East Boston BH: Hotel planned for 175 Orleans Street
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Bed bugs in EB: Look at the map!

Gambling News: BG: Mohegan Sun may have violated deal with Palmer landowner

News: BH: Breaking Barriers: For gold-medal mom, an ocean of opportunities

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LONG-AWAITED LOGAN STUDY NOW PUBLIC! The Logan Study involved interviews with more than 6,000 adults living within a 5-mile radius of the airport evaluating potential health impacts of air pollution and noise on residents in 17 communities within the study area. Study (PDF) Globe coverage


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