UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CLIMBS TO 3.6 PERCENT IN MARCH
The state's unemployment rate ticked up again in March, rising to 3.6 percent from February's 3.4 percent.
Data released Thursday by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development show 3.53 million Massachusetts residents were employed and 131,300 unemployed in March, for a total labor force of 3,661,300 people. With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February.
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