Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate in seven years. According to the state’s office of Labor and Workforce Development, the unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in January to 4.9 percent in February.


Massachusetts added 800 jobs in February, a month that also had record amounts of snowfall in the state.


The number of jobs added comes from a survey of businesses, while the unemployment rate estimate comes from a survey of households. Nationally, the unemployment rate is 5.5 percent.

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