Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6.6%

According to Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in November. It had increased during each of the previous four months. While the local economy lost 1,100 jobs last month, there are 46,600 more jobs in Massachusetts now than there were one year ago.

Earlier this month, the US Department of Labor reported that the nation’s unemployment rate for November was 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent in October. 

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