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Greater New Bedford Unemployment Rate Increased

Greater New Bedford's unemployment rate increased along with the rest of the state in January, with Greater New Bedford dropping 2,600 of its roughly 71,000 jobs and lifting the percentage of unemployed to 11.7 percent.

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700 Employees Laid Off at Disney Interactive

Things aren't as cheery in the Magic Kingdom as we'd hope after hearing about this staggering amount of layoffs at Disney.

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Over 100 Mass. Inmates Caught Cashing Unemployment Checks

Even the most ardent, entitlement-happy, liberal should have no problem with this story. So far, 127 MA state prison inmates have been caught illegally collecting unemployment pay while behind bars.

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New Bedford August Unemployment Rate Remains One of State’s Highest

Local unemployment rates across the state were released Tuesday. According to the Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in August, over the month job gains occured in the Worcester area with the remaining eleven areas, for which estimates are published, lost jobs.

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Mass. Jobless Rate Edges Up In July

The Massachusetts unemployment rate climbed to 7.2 percent in July, as the state added just 300 jobs and more residents began searching for work.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Fewest Americans Since 2007 Seek Jobless Benefits

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 334K

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue.

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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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