NEW: MA Surpasses Pre-Recession Job Levels
Thursday, March 21, 2013
After the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised its job numbers for January due to more jobs being created than estimated earlier, the office said that the number of jobs in Massachusetts has risen to 3,318,500, roughly 15,000 more jobs than the 3,304,300 recorded in April 2008.
Revised jobs estimates show 18,900 jobs were created in January, an increase over the 16,100 jobs initially estimated.
Initial estimates show an additional 500 jobs were created in February and the statewide unemployment rate ticked down to 6.5 percent.
So far in 2013, Massachusetts has added 57,600 jobs, 52,500 of which were in the private sector.
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