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.

Source:
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.

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