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4.9%

State unemployment rate for June.

4.5%

National unemployment rate for June.

4 MEDIAN NUMBER OF YEARS US WORKERS HAVE BEEN WITH THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYER.

57,728

Number of jobs that Massachusetts added between 2004 and 2006.

96,000

Number of jobs the state is still down from its 2001 average.

58%

Number who've dated their boss or another superior.

14%

Number of US employees who've had an office romance.

22%

Number who met their spouse or significant other on the job.

1 in 3

Number of US employees seriously considering leaving their current jobs.

:26

Average number of minutes Massachusetts workers spend commuting, giving residents the eighth-longest commute in the country.

1 Number of ideal pages, according to 44 percent of executives. (Ten years ago, only 25 percent approved of this length.)

2 Number of preferred pages for a resume for a staff-level position, according to 52 percent of US executives polled.

12% Number of at-home females who say they work in the nude.

7% Number of male at-home workers in the United States who report working in the nude.

93%

Number of US executives who say employees' work attire influences their chance of promotion.

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