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Aug 18, 1:05 PM EDT

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has fallen one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.1 percent


BOSTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has dropped to 4.1 percent and preliminary estimates show the state gained 7,300 jobs in July.

That's according to the latest monthly report released on Thursday by the state office of Labor and Workforce Development.

The overall unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.2 percent in June. Massachusetts remains well below the U.S. jobless rate which stood at 4.9 percent last month.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised slightly upward its estimate of how many jobs the state gained in June, from 16,400 to 17,600.

Massachusetts has now added some 56,000 jobs since the start of the year.

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