State Added 5,000 jobs in November

The unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in Massachusetts last month, the lowest rate in three years.

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.

Mark Cain December 17, 2011 at 02:09 PM
If you want to see a huge unemployment drop then enforce immigration laws, use E-Verify. This would put thousands more folks back to work and would save many mortgages.
imokay December 18, 2011 at 12:34 AM
All those jobs and I still can't find one.....
Mary MacDonald December 18, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Hang in there, it's hard. I have friends who are searching now too...


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