- State added 3,200 jobs last month. State posted 1.1% job growth last 12 months under revised benchmarks, slightly higher than U.S. rate of 1.0%.
- State unemployment rate dipped slightly to 8.0%, the lowest rate since April 2009 and still well below the U.S. rate of 8.8%.
- Seven of 12 regions added jobs last month and all 12 regions added jobs year-over-year with strongest growth in the South Coast and Northern Central regions.
- Leisure & Hospitality (+2,100), Construction (+1,500), and Professional & Business Services (+1,500) posted largest monthly job gains among industries at the state level.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Highlights from the Chamber's Massachusetts Jobs & Policy Update:
Posted by Michelle Frappolli at 12:03 PM