(AP) - The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.4 percent in
March even as the state lost 5,500 jobs during the month.
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday the
6.4 percent is a slight drop from the 6.5 percent rate recorded in
the first three months of 2013, Massachusetts added 12,600 jobs. During
the past year, Massachusetts added 40,300 jobs, 37,300 of which were
in the private sector.
Among those areas that saw job growth in March were the education, health services and leisure and hospitality sectors.
areas that lost jobs last month were the manufacturing, transportation,
construction and professional, scientific, and business services
the March estimates show that more than 3.2 million Massachusetts
residents were employed and about 223,000 were unemployed.
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