Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and
|For Immediate Release:||July 18, 2013|
|Contact: Lauren Jones - 617-626-7121 (office); 617-372-6587 (cell)
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MASSACHUSETTS ADDS 2,800 JOBS IN JUNE
Unemployment Rate at 7.0 Percent
BOSTON, MA - July 18, 2013 --- The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) preliminary estimates show that Massachusetts added 2,800 jobs in June and the total unemployment rate increased to 7.0 percent.
Education and Health Services; Leisure and Hospitality; Other Services; Construction; Financial Activities; and Government added jobs in June. In the first half of 2013, Massachusetts added 20,500 jobs. Over the year, Massachusetts added 40,300 jobs, 37,400 of which were in the private sector.
Over the year, the unemployment rate was up 0.3 of a percentage point from the June 2012 rate of 6.7 percent. Revised BLS estimates show 6,700 jobs gain in May (preliminary BLS estimates showed 3,500 jobs were added in May).
Leisure and Hospitality added 700 (+0.2%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Leisure and Hospitality added 1,300 jobs (+0.4%).
Other Services added 700 (+0.6%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Other Services added 3,500 (+2.9%) jobs.
Construction gained 600 (+0.5%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Construction has added 4,900 (+4.3%) jobs.
Financial Activities added 300 (+0.1%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Financial Activities shed 700 (-0.3%) jobs.
Professional, Scientific and Business Services lost 1,900 (-0.4%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Professional, Scientific and Business Services added 12,200 (+2.5%) jobs.
Trade, Transportation and Utilities shed 900 (-0.2%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Trade, Transportation, and Utilities added 1,900 (+0.3%) jobs.
Manufacturing lost 100 jobs (0.0%) over the month. Over the year, Manufacturing lost 4,000 (-1.6%) jobs.
Information lost 100 (-0.1%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Information gained 1,100 (+1.3%) jobs.
Government gained 2,100 (+0.5%) jobs over the month. Over the year, Government gained 2,900 (+0.7%) jobs.
The unemployment rate is based on a monthly sample of households. The job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers. As a result, the two statistics may exhibit different monthly trends.
NOTES: Beginning with the March 2011 estimates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has assumed responsibility for the production of the CES State and sub-state jobs estimates. BLS has also implemented methodological changes which may increase the month to month variability of the estimates. (See Changes to procedures for producing Current Employment Statistics (CES) State estimates.)
Local area unemployment statistics for June 2013 will be released on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The preliminary July 2013 and revised June 2013 unemployment rate, labor force data and jobs estimates for Massachusetts will be released on Thursday, August 15, 2013. See the 2013 Media Advisory annual schedule for complete listing of release dates. Detailed labor market information is available at www.mass.gov/lmi.
|Statewide Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment||Statewide Seasonally Adjusted Employment|
|Statewide Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment||Statewide Not Seasonally Adjusted Employment|
|Labor Force and Unemployment Data||Current Employment Statistics Data|
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