Friday, April 30, 2010

Headlines from the April 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.

March Headlines:
  • State added 7,600 jobs last month; 2nd consecutive month of job growth and largest monthly increase since May 2007. State posted 1.6% job loss last 12 months, slightly less than 1.8% U.S. rate.
  • State unemployment rate fell to 9.3%; first monthly rate decline since April 2007. Mass. rate remains below the U.S. rate of 9.7%.
  • Eight of 12 regions added jobs last month; 11 of 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year.
  • Retail Trade, Transportation & Utilities (+4,300) and Financial Activities (+1,800) posted largest monthly job gains.
Click here to view the April 2010 Jobs & Policy Update.

All of the previous monthly updates are archived on bostonchamber.com.

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