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New England News
Fri May 18, 2012
MA Adds Jobs for Fifth Straight Month
The Massachusetts economy added jobs for a fifth straight month and the unemployment rate in April fell to its lowest level in 3 ½ years. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…
The April unemployment rate in Massachusetts fell to 6.3 percent as the state added 2,500 jobs according to a report from the state office of Labor and Workforce Development.
Led by the high tech sector, the state’s economy has been recovering from the Great Recession faster than the nation’s as a whole. The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 8.1 percent.
Half of the private employment sectors in Massachusetts added jobs in April led by professional, scientific and business services, also information, hospitality and leisure. Construction and manufacturing sectors lost jobs, and government employment fell by 900 jobs.
Paul Tuthill, WAMC News.