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Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November

BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November for a total preliminary estimate of 3,438,500. The November total unemployment rate was 5.8%, down 0.2% over the month.

Since November 2013, Massachusetts has added a net of 59,600 jobs, with 57,400 jobs added in the private sector. The total unemployment rate for the year is down 1.3% from the November 2013 rate of 7.1%. BLS also revised its October job estimates to a 1,600-job gain from the 1,200-job gain previously reported for the month.

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