Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.7 percent

Massachusetts’ unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in December, according to a report today from the State’s Executive Office of Labor and Development. Massachusetts added 7,100 jobs in December for a total of 73,800 over the past year.

 

December’s job gains occurred in the Education and Health Services; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Information; Construction; Manufacturing; Financial Activities; and ‘Other Services’ sectors.

 

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 5 percent.

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