Unemployment in Massachusetts fell to a jaw-dropping 3.6 percent in September, the lowest in more than 15 years, leaving little doubt the state has recovered from the Great Recession and its economy is steaming ahead.
A new report from New York University's Furman Center on the states of rental markets in major U.S. cities pretty much confirms what we already knew about Greater Boston: that renting here is a nightmare. It's not merely the higher costs compared with pretty much every other region except the New York City and San Francisco areas. It's the scarcity of available apartments to rent. And yet there is a blindingly bright silver lining in it all