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December 24, 2012

Massachusetts jobless rate hangs at 6.6 percent


The education and health services sector has gained 3,000 jobs over the year.

Information gained 500 jobs in November and has added 3,900 for the year.

Mining and logging employment remained unchanged for the month and the year.

Leisure and hospitality lost 4,000 jobs in November – almost the same number it gained over the year at 4,100.

Manufacturing lost 2,600 jobs in November. Over the year, manufacturing has shed 600 jobs.

Professional, scientific and business services lost 1,200 jobs in November, but has added 24,200 positions over the year.

Construction lost 500 jobs last month, bringing the total loss over the year to 2,200.

Financial activities lost 400 jobs during November, with the sector gaining 1,700 over the year.

Government lost 100 jobs and government employment levels are unchanged over the year.

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