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Massachusetts Jobless Rate Could Top National Rate For First Time Since 2007

It’s been more than six years since the monthly unemployment rate in Massachusetts has been higher than the U.S. average as a whole.


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Massachusetts Jobless Rate Drops Slightly To 6.4 Percent

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.4 percent in March even as the state lost 5,500 jobs during the month.


Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.0% In March

State officials say the Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in March as 3,200 jobs were added during the month.


The Governor on unemployment, Wonderland

WBZ’s Ed Walsh gets an update from Governor Deval Patrick on the latest jobless report, as well as word that Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere is closing.


Long-delayed unemployment benefits going out this weekend

Saturday is when the checks will start being mailed in Massachusetts.  WBZ New England Business Editor Anthony Silva talked with Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne Goldstein.


WBZ Afternoon Headlines 7/20/10

A runaway dump track crashes in Woburn…and the Senate restores jobless benefits


Encouraging jobless numbers

  The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that unemployment rates were lower in June than in May in seventeen of the Commonwealth’s twenty-two labor market areas. Unemployment rates were unchanged in the […]


National jobless rate falls in June

A wave of census layoffs cut the nation’s payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its […]