More Construction Workers File for Unemployment
Claims Up Around Country
This week the U.S. Department of Labor reported a net loss of 1,474 jobs based on Unemployment Insurance claims by Massachusetts workers. The state attributed the layoffs to loss of employment in the construction and transportation industries.
Of the (6) states reporting an increase in claims by more than 1000 workers, Massachusetts suffered one of the lowest losses. Also losing job were; Texas (1,251), California (2,265), New Your (2,740), and Louisiana (3,132). The highest increase in unemployment claims
was North Carolina reporting 4,122 layoffs, attributing the losees to the construction, transportation, and warehousing industries.
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