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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.4% February 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.7% February
2016

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.5% December
2016

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,603  December 2016

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57,700 January 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 17,722; 4.2% Jan '17 NSA

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U.S Productivity: 1.3% 4th Qtr. 2016 

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$65,860 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 676
February 2017

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(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2016Q4:1.86)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.1% (2/2017 over 2/2016) All Items YoY: 2.7%
 
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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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS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 Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

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