BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts is now on par with the rest of the country when it comes to unemployment. The jobless rate in the Bay State fell to 6.7%, according to new numbers released Friday; the same as the national average.
It’s a drop of 0.7 percentage points in the state from October, and down from a high of 17.7% in June.READ MORE: Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate
New Hampshire had an unemployment rate of 3.8% in November. Vermont was tied with Nebraska for lowest in the country at 3.1%.
It’s estimated that Massachusetts added 12,200 jobs in November. But the coronavirus pandemic has still hit the local economy hard, with an estimated 337,900 jobs lost since November 2019.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The data shows 241,100 were unemployed in Massachusetts this November.
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