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State saw best job growth last year since 2000

The Massachusetts economy added more than 10,000 jobs in December as the state capped its best year for job growth since the dot-com era.

Despite the impact of automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the state gained more that 55,000 jobs in 2013, compared to about 49,000 in 2012 and 43,000 in 2011, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday. It was the best year of job growth since 2000, when the tech boom -- shortly before it went bust -- drove the creation of about 95,000 jobs.

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