Mass. Unemployment down to 6.3% – recovery full steam ahead

More signs of the ever active and buoyant job market in MA – from today’s press release:


Massachusetts’ unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April and the state added 2,500 jobs, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Job gains in April follow a revised 7,500 job gain in March, per the state, which based their report on preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last month the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.5 percent in March.The state’s rate is much lower than the current national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.


The private sector added 3,400 jobs last month, while the government lost 900 jobs.

Year to date, the state has added 31,000 jobs.

In April, the professional, scientific and business services sector added the most jobs, at 4,200. Construction, manufacturing, education and government employment sectors were all net job losers for the month of April.


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