City Makes Progress In Jobless Report

Unemployment numbers for the month of  April are in.  

The latest report, released  by the Massachusetts  Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal  Bureau of Labor Statistics, indicates the rate in Springfield moved up  to six-point-nine-percent, a tenth-of-a-percent higher than it was in  March but a couple of tenths-of-a-percent lower than April 2016. 

The  Springfield area gained about 54-hundred jobs last month, which is a  gain of just over one-percent.

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