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Muddling through: State’s jobless rate little changed

The state’s unemployment rate remained above 7 percent for the fourth consecutive month in October as the Massachusetts expansion continued its slow advance.

The Massachusetts unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in October, compared with 7.1 in September and 7.2 percent in August, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Friday. The US unemployment rate was 7.3 percent last month.

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