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Mass. jobless rate steady in November

The Massachusetts unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in November, putting an end to a four-month streak of increases, and keeping jobless numbers well below the national average of 7.7 percent.

About 1,100 jobs were lost last month, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday, but year-over-year numbers showed the ranks of the employed have grown by 46,600. That increase was partially attributable to a revision of the October figures — 11,900 jobs were added to the economy instead of the 7,900 previously recorded, officials said.

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