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Seasonally Unadjusted Unemployment Rates in July Go Up in 14 Locations in MA

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

 

On Tuesday, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced that seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates went up in 14 areas in Massachusetts, went down in four areas, and  remained the same in six areas in the state.

According to data from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the four areas where unadjusted unemployment rates dropped in July were Barnstable, Nantucket, Great Barrington and Vineyard Haven.

Barnstable, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, and Pittsfield published record seasonal job gains in July. 

Unemployment rates are down in all labor markets measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics compared to July 2014. The statewide seasonally adjusted jobs estimate showed a 7,200 job gain in July and an over the year gain of 69,300 jobs.

The statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for July remained at 4.9 percent.

 

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