Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Latest Chamber 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.

January Headlines:
  • State added 400 jobs in January; posted 2.9% job loss last 12 months, slightly edging U.S. annual job loss rate of 3.0%
  • State unemployment rate rose to 9.5%; Mass. rate is highest since Aug. 1976, yet remains below U.S. rate of 9.7%
  • Five of 12 regions added jobs in January; all 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year
  • Retail Trade and Professional, Scientific & Business Services posted job gains in January
Click here to view the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update. (The monthly Jobs & Policy Update was not issued in February because the Massachusetts unemployment rate and jobs data for January 2010 were not released until March 4.)

All of the previous monthly updates are archived on

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