Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops To Six-year Low
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 5.6 percent in May as the state added more than 9,000 jobs.
The May employment report signaled a milestone for the Massachusetts economy. 3,304,500 people were employed—the most since 1990. Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian said the state has recovered all the jobs lost during the last two recessions.
" We are very focused on the parts of the state that still have a more stubborn unemployment rate, but the good news is that, by and large, the unemployment rate is going down everywhere."
Over the last year, the state recorded gains in every sector of the economy except manufacturing and government jobs.