This Friday is the deadline to register to vote in the September 8th state primary in Massachusetts.
Stolen identities led to an estimated $280,000 in fraudulent payments.
Massachusetts reported job gains last month everywhere except for the Pittsfield area, a region in western Massachusetts that includes 14 towns stretching from Hancock to Becket.
The U.S. economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter of 2013. Massachusetts on the other hand, exceeded expectations.
The national unemployment rate remained above 8% for the second straight month in June.