BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent last month, a slight drop from February and a full 1.1 percentage points lower than March 2014.
The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development also announced on Thursday that the state added 10,500 jobs last month, and there were 34,000 fewer unemployed people last month compared to the year-ago month.READ MORE: Josh Allen Opens Up About His Postgame Chat With Bill Belichick
The national unemployment rate was 5.5 percent last month. The state unemployment rate in February was 4.9 percent.
The health and education sector added the most jobs last month, about 5,500.READ MORE: Person Struck, Killed By Tractor-Trailer On Route 3 In Chelmsford
Leisure and hospitality and manufacturing also added jobs.
Construction has the most job losses last month with about 2,100, while the financial activities and government sectors also shed jobs, but all three sectors were up over the year.MORE NEWS: 'How Do KF94 Masks Compare To KN95 Masks?' Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID Questions
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