Worcester Adds 4,000 Jobs in April

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Business Team

The City of Worcester added 4,000 jobs in the month of April and a total of 5,300 jobs over the year, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Worcester is one of 15 areas in the state that saw job gains and is among six areas that recorded the largest job gains. 

The other areas are Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Springfield, Barnstable, Lowell-Billerica-Amesbury, and Framingham.

Across the State

Overall, local unemployment rates decreased in 24 labor market areas during the month of April.

Compared to April of 2017, the rates dropped in twenty labor market areas, remained unchanged in one area and increased in three labor market areas.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide-unadjusted unemployment rate for April was 3.3 percent.

Last week, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the month of April remained at 3.5 percent for the seventh consecutive month. 

When it comes to jobs, the statewide seasonally adjusted jobs estimate showed a 6,100 job gain in April, and an over-the-year gain of 47,600 jobs.

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