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