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Mass.-Based Jobs For The Future Gets $4.9M Federal Grant

Boston-based Jobs for the Future is the only national program to win a grant from the Youth Career Connect funds.

04/07/2014

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Report: Mass. Gained 55,000 Jobs In ’13, But Jobless Rate Rose

Massachusetts gained more than 55,000 jobs in 2013, the largest calendar year increase since 2000, state officials reported Thursday.

03/06/2014

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Mass. Added 9,000 Jobs In September

The Massachusetts unemployment rate stood at 7.2 percent in October, up slightly from the previous month, while the state added more than 9,000 jobs, according to the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

11/22/2013

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Advice For Parents Of College Grads With No Job

About six months have passed since the college commencement season, and many of those new graduates still don’t have good jobs.

10/09/2013

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Unemployment Numbers Real or Not?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu says the unemployment rate doen’t tell the whole story.

08/02/2013

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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.

04/18/2013

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45,000 Mass Residents About To Lose Portion Of Unemployment Benefits

The cuts will hit about 45,000 Massachusetts residents who currently receive the benefits.

04/13/2013

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Mass. Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In October For 4th Straight Month

The state says the jobless rate is now at 6.6%, still much lower than the national rate of 7.9%.

11/15/2012

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Mass. Unemployment Rises In October Despite Added Jobs

The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent in October even as the state’s economy added nearly 8,000 jobs.

11/15/2012

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