Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chamber monthly jobs update shows loss of 2,800 jobs in MA in July

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce publishes the monthly Massachusetts Jobs Update to provide public officials with a snapshot of regional and national job markets and trends.

The Chamber is currently working with business and government leaders to advance a policy agenda that will have significant impact on job growth and economic growth in the years ahead -including priority issues of health care reform, skilled workforce development, and corporate tax policy.

Click on the following link to access the latest edition of the Massachusetts Jobs Update: July 2009 Massachusetts Jobs Update

July Headlines:
  • Massachusetts lost 2,800 jobs last month; falls to 199,700 jobs below previous peak
  • All 12 regions shed jobs over last 12 months
  • State posted 3.3% job loss last 12 months; moderately better than U.S. job loss rate of 4.2%
  • State construction job growth ranked 35th among states last 12 months

You can find all of the 2008-2009 monthly Massachusetts Jobs Update documents archived on the Chamber's website, bostonchamber.com.

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