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Mass. jobless rate falls to 6.4%

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

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

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