Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Improves in February

According to the latest report from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Massachusetts gained 3,800 jobs in February and the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent, from 6.8 percent the month prior. The latest report also revised the number of jobs lost in January from 4,500 to 3,900.

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate has been slowly trending downward since reaching its recent highest level of 7.2 percent in August. Nationally, the unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

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