Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate continues to fall. According to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Massachusetts’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in March. The state also saw an increase of 10,500 jobs last month, about double the monthly average job growth over the past year.

 

The state’s biggest job growth was in the health and education sector and the hospitality and leisure industries.

 

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 5.5 percent.

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