Mass. ends 2016 with lowest unemployment rate in 16 years


The Boston Globe | By Deirdre Fernandes
January 19, 2017

Massachusetts ended 2016 with the lowest unemployment rate in 16 years.

The state’s jobless rate dropped to 2.8 percent in December, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported on Thursday. The last time the unemployment rate dipped that low was in December 2000.

The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent in November. The state continues to have among the lowest unemployment rates in the US. The national unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December.

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