Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Rises to 7 Percent

Despite adding jobs to the local economy, Massachusetts’ unemployment rate climbed to 7 percent in June, its highest level since November 2011. According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Massachusetts’ unemployment rate rose to 7 percent from 6.6 percent in May. The state added 2,800 jobs in June, as well as 6,700 jobs in May.

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

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