Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly for Fourth Month in a Row

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts rose to 6.6 percent, up slightly from 6.5 percent in the previous month, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Although 7,900 jobs were added across the state in October, this is the fourth consecutive month that the overall unemployment rate has risen. Massachusetts’ unemployment rate remains below the national average of 7.9 percent.


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