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Lawmakers Extend Payroll Tax Cut & Jobless Benefits

The Senate passed legislation Saturday extending a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months, handing President Barack Obama a partial victory while setting the stage for another fight in February.

12/17/2011

MA unemployment rate remains at 9.0%

The Massachusetts unemployment rate remains at 9 percent, but state officials also say the latest figures for July show six straight months of job gains.

08/19/2010