The Mass­a­chu­setts unem­ploy­ment rate is just slightly below the 7.3 per­cent national rate, which has declined recently.

Recent employ­ment growth has been slow,” said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity econ­o­mist Alan Clayton-​​Matthews. “The number of jobs is not increasing, but people are entering the labor force. That’s dri­ving the number of unem­ployed up and the unem­ploy­ment rate.”

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