Area Jobless Numbers Increase

Unemployment information for the city  of Springfield for June of 2017 is being released.  

The Massachusetts  Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development says the rate rose  to eight-point-three percent last month, up from seven-point-six percent  from the month of May and seven-point-five percent from June 2016.  

The  greater Springfield area lost 18-hundred jobs last month, but gained  five-thousand jobs over the year.

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