Massachusetts adds 2,500 jobs in April

BOSTON – Preliminary April 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts added 2,500 jobs over the month, for a total of 3.24 million jobs, according to the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



workforce

Massachusetts adds 2,500 jobs in April

Posted 5/28/12

BOSTON – Preliminary April 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts added 2,500 jobs over the month, for a total of 3.24 million jobs, according to the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent, 0.2 percentage points below the March rate of 6.5 percent and below the national rate of 8.1 percent. The April gain also followed a revised 7,500-job gain in March.

The private sector added 3,400 jobs in April. Five of the 10 private sectors added jobs: professional, scientific, and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; information; leisure and hospitality; and financial activities.

Since Jan. 1, Massachusetts has added 31,100 jobs. The private sector added 33,400 jobs.

Jobs are up 27,400 compared with April 2011. The private sector added 31,000 jobs in that time frame.

The largest gain came in the professional, scientific and business-services sector, which added 4,200 jobs over the month. Trade, transportation and utilities added 900.

Construction lost 1,300 jobs over the month, while manufacturing lost 1,200 jobs.

The April 2012 estimates show 3.2 million Massachusetts residents were employed and 216,200 were unemployed, for a total labor force of 3.45 million. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

See the List of 2014 Winners. And save the date - September 10th - for the 3rd Annual Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport.
  • Healthiest Employers
    Thank you to all who attended the 3rd Annual Healthiest Employers Luncheon today ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement