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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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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Greater New Bedford Gains Jobs

Greater New Bedford maintained the same unemployment rate as a year ago. It stands at 9.5% and is still the second highest in the state.

In terms of actual numbers, over the past year, Greater New Bedford has seen an increase of 642 people to the workforce and only 50 more workers unemployed than a year ago

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Released

Massachusetts lost more than one thousand jobs in November, but the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent.

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Unemployment Benefits May End

The state is alerting about a fifth of those workers currently receiving unemployment that they could lose their benefits if Congress doesn't act by December 29th. 

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 6.6 Percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent in October even as the state's economy added nearly 8,000 jobs.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

New Bedford Unemployment Rate Down For September

The State Office of Labor and Workforce Development has released the latest local unemployment numbers for September. 

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Creeps Up

The state is out with a mixed jobs report showing Massachusetts gained 5,100 jobs in September, even as the unemployment rate crept up two-tenths of a point to 6.5 percent.

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Positive Unemployment Report is Deceiving!

Last week's employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 114,000 new jobs in September and a drop in the rate of unemployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. As 114,000 new jobs are not sufficient to stay even with population growth, the drop in the unemployment rate is the result of not counting 2

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US Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.8%, The Lowest In 44 Months

The September job rate in the United States fell below 8% for the first time in almost four years.

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