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  • Job prospects looking up

    Boston Herald - 10/17/2014

    In September, the labor force increased for a third straight month, as people began to become more confident in the chances of finding a job.

    “Labor force growth has been very strong over the last few months,” said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University.

    That increased labor force pushed the unemployment rate up 0.2 percent, to 6.0. This is the first time since January the state unemployment rate has been higher than the national rate, which was 5.9 in September.

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