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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. If I’m laid off and I go back to work for three or four weeks and get laid off again do I have to do the one week waiting period before I can collect again?

  2. I was informed by the automated phone system that my claim for last week 06/12/2021 was not processed due to an outstanding issue on said claim. I have tried for four days to reach a human to assist me in this matter. It’s been impossible! Please help.

    1. Anne,

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  3. I am trying to request payments from aug 2015 up until 2017 I never received a debit card and just assumed that I was denied. So i did not request payment but would like to now

    1. Katrina,

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  4. Ive provided documents that were needed and i have not receive any type of response i have went without benefits for 6 weeks could someone please contact me

    1. Sondra,

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  5. To whom it may concern, Please what is wrong with the site to claim weeks? I am at the Career Source and they said it has been acting up for 2 days. I am frustrated so I can imagine how many others are like me. I was laid off 4/16/2021. My UI is showing active but still under review. Is there anything you need from me to get this going? I will give it to you. Please July rent coming up. I am tapped from asking from family to get me thru now. Please please please any answers for me? I am begging right now. I can not be late on rent or they will not renew my lease when it is time. I can not move, to costly. I have been here for 20 years. Please any suggestions. I will pay back July rent if my UI goes thru. No reason why it shouldn’t. Please help. Thanks again, Kay

    1. Kay,

      It must be a tough time for you. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please chase the Office directly.

  6. I just filed for my first weeks benefit and am trying to change the payment method. It does not give me the verify who you are questions?

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