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Mass. jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent

Following weak national employment growth last month, Massachusetts’ economy slowed further in March as employers shed jobs and workers gave up job searches.

Employers cut 5,500 jobs, the second consecutive month of losses for the state. Labor officials revised a initially reported 500-job increase to an 800-job decline, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday.

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