Friday, March 13, 2009

Massachusetts Loses 4,900 Jobs in January 2009

Yesterday, the Chamber released the 2009 Massachusetts Jobs Update. You can access the Jobs Update by clicking on the link below:

Headlines from the January 2009 Update include:
  • Massachusetts lost 4,900 jobs last month; posted 2.2% job loss last 12 months, slightly better than US job loss rate of 2.7%
  • State falls to 158,700 jobs below previous peak; lowest employment since December 2005
  • All 12 regions shed jobs last 12 months
  • State education & health services jobs up 1.9% last 12 months; ranked 35th among states and trailed U.S. rate (2.7%)
You can find all of the 2008 monthly Massachusetts Jobs Update documents archived on the Chamber's website,

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Chamber's Massachusetts Jobs Update, please don't hesitate to contact Tim Sweeney, Director of Public Policy, at (617) 557-7357 or

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