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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. i have not got my 8 digit pin and can not get thru on phone or emails without it this is making me lose my mind and my family will be homeless what is going on this is just a big run around i need advise its not as simple as enter a new 8 digit number that doesn’t work help me get my 8 digit number and claim this is scary i’m going to be homeless

  2. The EDD website shows my PUA has ended on sep 4, but I don’t have any income for the last 18 months, so do I need to reapply for the regular UI or should I just wait?

  3. I am a freelancer, who had a baby 4 months ago. Can I collect unemployment benefits in the state of NY since I am not getting a paid maternity leave and have no income while taking care of my child? If not, what are other options I have available to me.

    thank you

    1. Sallie,

      If you can fulfill the criteria, you can be eligible. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website for more.

  4. I need someone’s help. I am not able to get in contact with anyone from the IRS, and I have not gotten any of the 3-4 Stimulus Checks, Golden State Checks or whatever other bonuses California/Stimulus Checks there are out there because I was {claimed on another’s person’s Taxes as an Independent without my knowledge nor Consent. What do I do????

  5. Wrong the Gary, Indiana Dolese Catholic, pay into the State unemployment ever since the 1930″s, and are still covered as of today!

  6. I am on a contract job out of state. When the contract period is over I may get an offer for another contract of the same terms and conditions. If I decide not to renew a contract and go home will I be eligible for unemployment?

    1. Mark,

      Contract workers are generally not eligible to claim UI benefits since employers do not remit Unemployment Taxes into the system.

      1. Hi My name is Tracy and my unemployment got shut on the sixth of this month and i still have benefits left can i reopen my unemployment case

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