Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate rose slightly in May, from 6.4 percent in April to 6.6 percent, according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Massachusetts employers increased hiring for the first time in four months, adding 3,500 jobs, but that wasn’t enough for the 9,000 workers reported looking for work.

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

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