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June 20, 2023

Local unemployment drops in Leominster, Athol, holds steady in Worcester, Framingham

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The local unemployment rate in Central Massachusetts communities remained low in May, including falling further from April figures in the North Worcester County region.

The unemployment rate in the Leominster-Gardner metropolitan region was 2.5% in May, down from 2.9% in April and 4.1% in May 2022, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

In the Athol micropolitan region, the unemployment rate fell even further to 3.0% in May, down from 3.7% in April and 4.1% in May 2022.

The unemployment rate remained unchanged from April in the Greater Worcester metropolitan region at 2.5% in May. That figure is down from 3.7% in May 2022.

The Framingham metropolitan area remained unchanged from April, too, at 2.0% in May. That’s down from 3.1% in May 2022.

Statewide, unemployment is at 2.8%, according to BLS data released Friday. The national average was 3.7% in May.

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