The state's Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has released state employment figures, which show a drop in unemployment and an increase in the overall workforce.
In November, the state added jobs in several sectors, including leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation, utilities, education and health services, financial activities, professional, scientific and business services, and other services.
The increase in employment follows an even larger hike in October, which saw a gain of 11,900 jobs.
Overall, 3.2 million Massachusetts residents were employed and 244,200 were unemployed. The state unemployment rate of 7 percent is well below the national average of 8.6 percent.