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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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New Bedford Unemployment Rate Gets a Bit Better

The local unemployment rates are released by the State Office of Labor Workforce Development.

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Massachusetts Loses 1,400 Jobs

Sequestration cuts and higher payroll taxes are putting the brakes on economic recovery in the Bay State.

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Massachusetts April 2013 Unemployment Rate

The local unemployment rates are released by the State Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The latest figures show that Greater New Bedford still leads the State with the highest rate at 11.5%, which is about a half of percentage point lower than the previous month but the same rate as a year ago.

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Job Situation Grim For Class of 2013

This year's graduating class is facing a very scary job market, one that has most graduates unemployed. 

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

New Bedford Unemployment Rate Leads State

The Greater New Bedford Metropolitan area still leads the State in unemployment.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

New Bedford Unemployment Rate Tops In The State

The state released its latest unemployment figures and it's not good news for Greater New Bedford.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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Community Leaders Agree to New Bedford Action Plan

A friendlier New Bedford is the goal of a Community Action Plan signed by local organization members Wednesday.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, representatives of the NAACP, the Puerto Rican and Latin American Culture Committee, the Human Relations Commission, and members of the faith community agreed to improve the statues of various social issues outlined in the document over the next five years

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

State officials say the Massachusetts economy added 7,500 jobs in December, but the unemployment rate still edged up by one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent.

The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that the unemployment rate rose from 6

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