Welcome! Login | Register
 

Much Better to Buy a Home Than Rent in Worcester, Says Study—Worcester is 2nd Best City to Buy a…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Meat & Cheese Calzone—Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Meat & Cheese…

1/3 of MA Workers Call for Paid Leave Following Loss of Pet—1/3 of MA Workers Call for Paid Leave…

New England Colleges See Double-Digit Rise in Tuition & Fees—New England Colleges See Double-Digit Rise in Tuition…

Man Arrested with Possession of Illegal Gun in Worcester—Man Arrested with Possession of Illegal Gun in…

Horowitz: Trump Administration Takes Its Climate Change Denial International—Horowitz: Trump Administration Takes Its Climate Change Denial…

Worcester Police Offer Series of Holiday Safety Tips—Worcester Police Offer Series of Holiday Safety Tips

BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday Season—BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday…

10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes - December 11, 2018—10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes…

Bravehearts Launch Memorial Fund Benefitting Daughter of Christopher Roy—Bravehearts Launch Memorial Fund Benefitting Daughter of Christopher…

 
 

MA Adds 6,100 Jobs in August

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 

The State of Massachusetts added 6,100 jobs in the month of August, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.6%, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

From August of 2017 to August of 2018, Massachusetts has added 68,100 jobs.

"The August estimates indicate the Commonwealth’s labor force and employment are at their highest levels while our unemployment rate remains consistently low - all indicators of the continuing positive economic outlook for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta said.

Over the month, the private sector added 6,000 jobs as gains occurred in Education and Health Services; Leisure and Hospitality; Professional, Scientific, and Business Services; Information; Construction; and Financial Activities.

The labor force increased by 20,300 from 3,785,800 in July, as 18,800 more residents were employed and 1,500 more residents were unemployed over the month.

Unemployment Rate Stays at 3.6%

The August unemployment rate was 3.6%.

The state’s labor force participation rate is up three-tenths of a percentage point over the month at 67.6 percent. Compared to August 2017, the labor force participation rate is up 2.1 percentage points. 

The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email