Massachusetts Unemployment Rates Drops to 6.5%, Lowest Rate in Over 3 Years

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in March, down from 6.9 percent in February and the lowest rate since November 2008. Massachusetts added 8,700 jobs in March.

The sectors that gained the most jobs in Massachusetts were Professional, Scientific and Business Services; Trade, Transportation and Utilities; and the Education and Health Services sectors.

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate remains lower than the national average, which is 8.2 percent.

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