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  • Jobless rate up in Mass. for 2d month

    The Boston Globe - 09/21/2012

    The Massachusetts unemployment rate inched up to 6.3 percent in August, the second straight monthly increase.

    “It reflects a slowing economy,” said Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews, who noted the financial problems in Europe in particular have hurt because the region accounts for 40 percent of Massachusetts’s exports.