• Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

Massachusetts no longer has nation’s highest unemployment rate – WCVB Boston

The state of Massachusetts is dropping a dubious distinction, as the Bay State no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the country.Massachusetts is now ranked No. 7 on the list of highest unemployment rates for states, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The Bay State’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3% in August from July’s mark of 16.2%, which was the highest in the nation.Massachusetts saw an all-time high with an unemployment rate of 17.7% in June, according to the bureau.Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in August at 13.2%. A neighboring state to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, had the second-highest unemployment rate in the country with a 12.8% rate in August.Other state’s that surpassed the Bay State include New York (12.5%), Hawaii (12.5%), California (11.4%) and New Mexico (11.3%).

The state of Massachusetts is dropping a dubious distinction, as the Bay State no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the country.

Massachusetts is now ranked No. 7 on the list of highest unemployment rates for states, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Bay State’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3% in August from July’s mark of 16.2%, which was the highest in the nation.

Massachusetts saw an all-time high with an unemployment rate of 17.7% in June, according to the bureau.

Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in August at 13.2%.

A neighboring state to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, had the second-highest unemployment rate in the country with a 12.8% rate in August.

Other state’s that surpassed the Bay State include New York (12.5%), Hawaii (12.5%), California (11.4%) and New Mexico (11.3%).