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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 $219.00 left on my UE and still no work due to covid-19 will i be able to get a extension on my UE and will it cover the last two weeks. I request payment tomorrow.

  2. My bf was laid off in April he got the the 600 to start with now he is only getting the unemployment and no extra when we hear ppl getting 3 checks totaling 40k that might be lies but still that is bullshit.

  3. I Sharon Bland or Sharon Scott or Sharon Ann Mccraw
    Use my phone to claim two of my boyfriends and my own benefits. Is that ok ?

  4. I’m getting pua on employment and it was supposed to be backdated to May 27th when I wasn’t ableable to start my new job and somehow it’s August 24th they said it would be backdated been sending messages and pua people keep saying they have emailed you guys too but nobody gets back to me who do I need to contact about this thank you

  5. I check my checking account balance every week but I cannot tell if I am getting my 300.00 extra unemployment. Also. How can I tell if I got my back time unemployment .

    1. Thelma,

      I did not understand what you meant. Please reach out to the Unemployment Office for precise answers to all your questions.

  6. I have exhausted my UI and all extensions. Not eligible for Fed Ed. Does EDD open a PUA claim for me. Or do I have to aoole for it. Its been past 30 days since receiving my Fed Ed denial letter.

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