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MA Jobless Rate Still Lower Than National Average

Posted on February 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2016
David Harris
Associate editor, Digital
Boston Business Journal

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which indicate Massachusetts continues to gain jobs, with 7,100 added in December.

Over the month job gains occurred in the Education and Health Services; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Information; Other Services; Construction; Manufacturing; and Financial Activities sectors.

Over the year Massachusetts has added 73,800 jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised preliminary job estimates for November that originally indicated Massachusetts gained 5,900 jobs. BLS revised estimates for November show the state added 4,900 jobs.