The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.3 percent in March, while Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. Both states saw job growth, but Massachusetts added almost twice as many jobs as Connecticut.
Massachusetts labor secretary Rachel Kaprielian claims the state has had a more stable recovery than the rest of New England because it has a better diversified economy.
“This year is better than last year, and the year before that was better than the year before that,” says Kaprielian. “So we’ve had pretty steady job growth over the last four years, and that is a big indicator that Massachusetts is well on its way out of the great recession.”
While Massachusetts is doing better, Connecticut’s labor department says the state is slowly moving in the right direction.