- State added 10,000 jobs last month following two consecutive months of job loss. State posted 1.2% job growth last 12 months, double the U.S. rate of 0.6%.
- State unemployment rate fell to 8.1% (lowest since April 09), capping the steepest two-month consecutive rate drop since tracking began in 1976. Mass. rate remains substantially below the U.S. rate of 9.6%.
- Five of 12 regions added jobs last month; Six of 12 regions added jobs year-over-year with strongest growth in South Coast and Metro South regions.
- Education & Health Services (+5,100) and Leisure & Hospitality (+2,800) posted largest monthly job gains.
Monday, November 22, 2010
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