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Mass. posts biggest annual job gains since 2000
With its largest single-year jobs gain in 2013 since the dot-com boom, the Massachusetts economy has grown out of the recession, though the state’s unemployment rate still hovers above the national average. Massachusetts shed 4,500 jobs in January, but the state’s employers added 55,200 jobs in 2013, the biggest annual gain since 2000 when the economy grew by 95,500 jobs. The state finished January with an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, according to data released Thursday morning, a drop from 7.1 percent a month earlier, but still higher than the 6.6 percent national average. Read more here.
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