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Despite national job growth, consumers still wary

John Agoglia |

Marking the sixth straight month of job growth of more than 200,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that 209,000 jobs were added in July.

Central Mass. unemployment rates climb

Michael Novinson |

Unemployment rates in Central Massachusetts worsened in June but are still down considerably from June of last year, the Patrick administration said Tuesday.

Leading indicators show continued economic growth

John Agoglia |

The Conference Board's report of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI), which forecasts where the nation's economy is headed, increased 0.3 percent in June, marking the fifth straight month of gains.

Mass. adds 3,700 jobs in June

John Agoglia |

The Massachusetts job market has continued to stay warm as the state added 3,700 jobs in June, according to the Patrick administration.

Worker poll: Opportunity beats 'cool'

Rick Saia |

“Cool” brands and innovative office design may catch new workers' eyes, but they're not as important in considering a new job as an opportunity to work in an industry they're passionate...

Initial jobless claims dip slightly

John Agoglia |

Initial claims for unemployment filings fell last week, providing further evidence of a strengthening U.S. job market, the federal government said Thursday.

U.S. adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment hits 6-year low

John Agoglia |

The U.S. economy topped expectations in June by adding 288,000 jobs while the unemployment rate continued to fall, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Mass. business confidence continues to grow

Rick Saia |

Confidence among business leaders in the Bay State continues to trend positively, even though the Associated Industries of Massachusetts' Business Confidence Index took a slight dip in June.

Job growth boosts consumer confidence

John Agoglia |

Consumer sentiment rose slightly this month despite a sizeable drop in first-quarter economic output, an indication that consumers may believe the economy has rebounded from a tough winter and is...

Unemployment rates tumble in Central Mass.

Michael Novinson |

Unemployment rates in Central Massachusetts improved again in May and are down dramatically from May of last year, the Patrick administration said Tuesday.

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