Massachusetts unemployment declines to 9.2 percent in April

Updated : August 4th, 2020

The unemployment rate of Massachusetts has dropped for the second consecutive month. It stands at 9.2 percent currently. About 19,100 jobs were added this April taking the job count to 3,167,000 in Massachusetts.

The major job gain came from professional, scientific and business services which was 7,200 jobs. The second sector from which the jobs were gained was construction.Education and health services added 3000 jobs. The hardest hit industry, construction, added about 4,000 jobs. The manufacturing industry added 1,500 jobs. Simultaneously, the leisure and the hospitality industry lost many jobs. The repair and personal services and the information sector that includes software and other publishers also contributed to job losses in Massachusetts.



“We are on the mend and on the move,” Governor Deval Patrick said while speaking about Massachusetts unemployment . “Still, I understand that positive statistics mean little to the person who is out of work and looking for a job.  For them and for our future, we will keep pushing.”

The government added 2,600 jobs itself. The retailers added 1,500 jobs.

The job growth in the state shows that the economy has started to accelerate in Massachusetts, there by increasing the confidence of the investors.

If you want to understand the details of unemployment claims in the state, then refer the unemployment benefits guide of Massachusetts.



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  1. Are you eligible for benefits if your employer changes your job description and it no longer is the original job you were hired for. can you resign and claim benefits?

    1. If you resign voluntarily, you will not be eligible.

      Please call the Unemployment Office to confirm if you can be eligible to quit and draw benefits under such circumstances.

    1. Generally, UI benefits is only provided to those who’re able and available for work. If the medical condition is work related, they can apply explore benefits under the Workers Comp scheme.

  2. if while on unemployment I sale some of my land to get caught up on my on my bills will this keep me from getting my unemployment check?

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