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Employment increased in 8 of the 9 large counties in Massachusetts from March 2022 to March 2023. Suffolk County had the largest over-the-year increase in employment at 3.0 percent.
In July 2023, Massachusetts had 242,000 job openings, at a rate of 6.0 percent. The unemployed-per-job-opening ratio was 0.4.
Gasoline prices averaged $3.867 a gallon in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton area in August 2023, down 52 cents compared to August 2022.
Prices in the Northeast Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased by 0.5 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Prices in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.6 percent in August.