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Dedham Unemployment Drops in April

The latest figures released by the state show a decline in the unemployment figures for Dedham.

More Dedhamites are going back to work as state figures released Tuesday show that Dedham's unemployment rate dropped .6 percent.

According to the state's Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Dedham had 868 residents on unemployment, compared to March of this year when 943 were receiving benefits.

While it may be a modest drop month-over-month, the unemployment mark has fallen 1.2 percent since April 2010, when 1,033 residents were on unemployment benefits.

"The recent job statistics serve as hopeful news once again that the Commonwealth is continuing its robust recovery," Gov. Deval Patrick said through a spokesperson. "We have added jobs across nearly all sectors, and our unemployment rate has fallen more than a full point below the national average."

The state's unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent in March of this year to 7.4 percent in April. The state's unemployment rate in April 2010 was 8.4 percent.

"We also recognize that our work is not done, and that there are those out there still seeking a better way," Patrick stated.

russ poole May 25, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Appears that this info is based upon the number of folks drawing/collecting unemployment checks. More than possible that benefits have run out which means you are now off the unemployment radar. A more reliable indicator would be the number of new hires statewide.

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