Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in April

Massachusetts

(Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday that the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.5% in April.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary job estimates indicate Massachusetts gained 5,100 jobs in April. That follows last month’s revised gain of 14,800 jobs

From April 2020 to April 2021, Massachusetts has gained an estimated 392,300 jobs.

The leisure and hospitality sector saw the largest gain of 119,600 jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities, with 88,500 jobs added over the year.

The April unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate of 6.1%

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 6/4/2020: Attorney General Peter Neronha

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams