Mass. unemployment rate drops to 9.6%; employers added 36,900 jobs in September

BOSTON — The state’s unemployment rate dropped into single digits in September after spending five months above 10%, as employers reported adding 36,900 jobs and Massachusetts continued its economic recovery from the sudden COVID-inflicted recession. State labor officials announced Friday that the unemployment rate declined to 9.6% in September, 1.8 percentage points below the revised August rate of 11.4%. The state unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been since March, the

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