1. 'Most of the growth is to the east': Springfield gains jobs, but unemployment rate stays well above Worcester and Boston

    'Most of the growth is to the east': Springfield gains jobs, but unemployment rate stays well above Worcester and Boston

    Unemployment remained higher last month in Springfield than in Massachusetts' two other major cities, Worcester and Boston. Springfield had an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent in November, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. By contrast, Worcester had an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, and Boston was lower still at 3 percent.

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    1. Springfield is adding jobs, 8,000 is a good number.
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