Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicates that Massachusetts’ unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in May, down from 6 percent in April, and the lowest monthly rate in six years. More than 9,000 jobs were added to the Massachusetts economy in May.


The last time the state’s unemployment rate was below 6 percent was in July 2008. The current national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent.

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