New England jobless rate rises to 7.3% in August

THE JOBLESS RATE in the New England area rose to 7.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, in August. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
THE JOBLESS RATE in the New England area rose to 7.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, in August. / COURTESY THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
WASHINGTON – New England’s unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points from July to August to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday. Year over year, New England’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fared better, dropping 0.5 percentage points from the 7.8 percent posted in August 2011. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell 1.0 percentage…
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