Monday, March 29, 2010

Headlines from the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update

The Greater Boston Chamber publishes the monthly Jobs & Policy update to provide members with insight into state and regional job trends, as well as a snapshot of policy issues that are critical to the region's business community.

February Headlines:
  • State added 1,500 jobs last month; posted 2.5% job loss last 12 months, equaling the U.S. rate.

  • State unemployment rate held at 9.5%; first time since March 2008 that rate has not increased. Mass. rate remains just below the U.S. rate of 9.7%.

  • Four of 12 regions added jobs last month; all 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year.
  • Education and Health Services, Other Services, and Construction posted monthly job gains.

Click here to view the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update.

All of the previous monthly updates are archived on

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