Thursday, June 17, 2010

17% of country's private sector jobs created in Mass

Lynne picked up that statistic.
The new jobs report (national and state) are out for May, and Massachusetts once again is looking great in recovery compared to the rest of the union.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate held steady at 9.2 percent in May as the state’s economy added 15,800 jobs, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said today.
According to a recent Twitter update by David Bernstein, 7,000 of the jobs were private sector, compared to 41,000 private sector jobs nationwide. That means that 17% of the new private sector jobs were in Massachusetts, which is pretty astounding.
Pretty astounding, indeed.

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