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Jobless numbers improve for Cape Cod

March 11, 2014 (HYANNIS) _ Cape Cod’s jobless picture showed signs of improvement in January.

            The state Office of Labor and Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Barnstable County was 10% – compared to 10.9% as the same time the year before.

            The rate was up from 8.3% in December – reflecting the seasonal nature of the Cape’s economy.

            The jobless rates in January were also down on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Bristol and Plymouth Counties compared to January 2013.

            Statewide – the unemployment rate was 7.1% percent in January.



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