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Month: June 2017

Gender Pay Gap in Boston No Better Than Nation

The gender pay gap has narrowed substantially since the Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963. Still, the typical woman working full time in the United States earns $40,022 a year — or only about 80% of the median annual income for men working full time of $50,119. A study conducted by the Pew Research […]

Boston Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area, the unemployment rate of 3.6% is lower than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 7.8%. The industry composition within a city […]

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