Showing resiliency, the Massachusetts unemployment rate has stayed constant over the past four weeks.
Last week, in fact, almost 3,000 previously-unemployed residents found jobs, according to the United States Department of Labor.
MA -2,970 – Fewer layoffs in the service, transportation, and manufacturing industries.
The US unemployment rate dropped, as well.
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Report – US Department of Labor
In the week ending Jan. 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 301,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 302,000. The 4-week moving average was 314,750, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 328,750.