Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 6 Percent

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in April, down from 6.3 percent in March, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, while Massachusetts added more than 9,000 jobs in March, the state lost 1,600 jobs in April.

One explanation for the lower unemployment rate and fewer jobs is that people who become discouraged and stop looking for jobs are no longer counted as part of the workforce.

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