Massachusetts unemployment rate highest in the country — again

Almost 90 percent of restaurant jobs furloughed or lost during pandemic

MASSACHUSETTS HAS THE HIGHEST unemployment rate in the country for the second month in a row, as the state continues the struggle to regain its economic footing.   The Bay State had the nation’s highest unemployment rate in July at 16.1 percent, down from 17.4 percent in June, according to new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday morning.  (...)

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