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Massachusetts loses 2,600 jobs; unemployment rate at 6 percent

Massachusetts employers cut payrolls by 2,600 jobs last month, the first job losses since November, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday. In the past three months, the state’s economy generated just over 4,000 jobs, compared with nearly 29,000 in the first three months of the year.

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