Friday, October 23, 2009

Chamber monthly jobs update shows loss of 9,200 jobs in MA in September

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.

September Headlines:
  • State lost 9,200 jobs last month; unemployment rate rises to 9.3%, up 3.7% last 12 months
  • State falls to 207,600 jobs below previous peak, lowest jobs level since April 1998
  • All 12 regions shed jobs last 12 months; seven of 12 regions shed jobs last month
  • State posted 3.4% job loss last 12 months, moderately better than US job loss rate of 4.2%

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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