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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.2% April 2016

U.S. Unemployment Rate
5.0% April
2016

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.0% March
2016

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,537 March 2016

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61,400 March 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 16,626; 4.0% March. '16 NSA

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3.9% March 2016

U.S Productivity: 1.0% 1st Qtr. 2016

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$65,860 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 1021
March 2016

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60.5% (2015)

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(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2015Q3: 1.31)

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Boston Consumer Price Index
0.6% (3/2016 over 3/2015)

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Herald: Trump's immigration ideas not so crazy after all

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Lecture 6/7: East Boston Museum & Historical Society Launches Speaker Event: Master Storyteller John Christoforo of the Post Gazette to speak   JohnChristoforoPostGazetteSpeaksJune7-2016

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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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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.
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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