Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly but is Higher than National Average for First Time Since 2007

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Massachusetts added 6,500 jobs in November and saw its unemployment rate dip slightly from 7.2 percent in October to 7.1 percent in November. Currently, the national unemployment rate is 7 percent, making this the first time since 2007 that Massachusetts’ unemployment rate has been higher than the national average.

For more information, see this Boston Globe article.

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