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Massachusetts Sees Slight Increase in Unemployment Claims as National Figures Drop – What To Know!

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The Cape Cod Times shares that Massachusetts had more people apply for unemployment claims while the U.S. overall had fewer using U.S. Department of Labor data to inform local readers.

Massachusetts Sees Slight Increase in Unemployment Claims While National Numbers Dro

Last week, Massachusetts saw a slight increase in people applying for unemployment benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The number of new claims rose to 4,942, up from 4,618 the week before.

However, on a national scale, the United States had fewer people filing for unemployment. The total dropped to 222,000, down by 10,000 from the previous week.

Louisiana had the biggest increase in new claims jumping by 26.0%. On the other hand, New York saw a significant decrease of 40.5% in new claims.

The Cape Cod Times is sharing this information to keep people informed, using data from the U.S. Department of Labor. This effort supports local journalism, which is vital for communities to stay updated and engaged.

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U.S. Department of Labor’s Weekly Unemployment Claims

The U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report is vital for gauging local employment and aiding decision-makers. The Cape Cod Times distribution of this data promotes public awareness and community engagement.

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