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NEW: Unemployment Up this Month in Central Mass; Down from a Year Ago

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported today that unemployment is up in Worcester from a month ago, but down from this point last year.

The same is true of the Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner area, which saw its seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate rise from 8.5 percent in June to 9.1 percent in July. While this is still down from the 10.4 percent rate from last July, the numbers are slightly better in Worcester.

In Worcester, the July seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, up from 7 percent in June, but down from 8.2 percent in July of 2011. The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate reflects seasonal fluctuations and therefore may show different levels and trends than statewide seasonally adjusted rates.

Statewide, unadjusted rates were down in the Barnstable, Amherst, Nantucket and Tisbury areas, and remained unchanged in the North Adams area from last month. However, rates rose in the 17 other areas of the Commonwealth from June to July. Still, rates were down from July 2011 in all 22 areas of the state.

The statewide unadjusted rate was 6.6 percent in July, up 0.3 from the 6.3 percent rate from June, but down 0.9 percent from the July 2011 rate of 7.5 percent. For more information, click here.

 

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