Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After an increase in unemployment in June and July, Norwood's unemployment numbers fell during the month of August.
The unemployment rate in Norwood remains lower than the start of the year despite an increased over the summer according to figures released by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. After the unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in April, Norwood's unemployment rate remained 5 percent in May, but increased to 5.4 percent in June and 5.6 percent in July. August saw a decrease back to a 5.3 percent unemployment rate. The figures likely reflect a seasonal fluctuation in employment numbers that is not unique to only Norwood. One likely reason is the labor force typically grows during the summer due to the addition of out-of-school young people. Across the state, the unemployment rate in August was 6.4 percent. In August of …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Unemployment data in Norwood for April 2012 shows improvement from the March 2012 unemployment rate.
The unemployment rate in the town of Norwood fell .3 percent in the month of April, according to numbers released by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week. The town saw its rate fall from 5.4 percent in March to 5.1 percent in April. The unemployment rate last April in 2011 was 6.2 percent. In Massachusetts, the rate fell from 6.5 percent in March 2012 to 6.3 percent in April 2012. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The rate dropped from 6.2 to 5.3 from February to March of this year.
Norwood's unemployment rate was down from 6.2 percent in February to 5.3 in March, according to data released last week by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Both rates were below last March's 6.5 percent rate. In Massachusetts, the rate declined from 6.9 percent to 6.5 percent over the same time period. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Friday, November 25, 2011
The unemployment rate in town dropped month over month and year over year.
Norwood saw its unemployment rate fall from 6.4 to 5.8 in October, according to numbers released by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The town's current rate is also a decrease from the 7 percent it was for October 2010. The state unemployment rate remained steady at 7.3 percent for the month. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Monday, August 1, 2011
According to the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Norwood is up slightly from May to June, but down from 2010.
Norwood saw its unemployment rate increase slightly, from 6.4 percent in May to 6.7 percent in June, according to the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The rate is down from June of last year, however, when the rate was 7.5 percent. The rate is not seasonally adjusted. The state also saw an increase in not-seasonally adjusted unemployment, from 7.4 percent in May to 7.8 percent last month. That, too, is down from last June's 8.5 percent figure. The Massachusetts seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, the same as May's figure. This remains below the national rate of 9.2 percent. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Unemployment in the town dropped from April to May and year-over-year.
Norwood saw its unemployment rate fall slightly, from 6.5 percent in April to 6.4 percent in May according to the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The data also showed a year-over-year drop in the rate, from 7.4 percent last May. The rate, though, is not seasonally adjusted. The state rate also fell in May, from 7.8 percent in April to 7.6 percent last month. This, according to the state, is the lowest rate since February 2009 and substantially under the U.S. rate of 9.1 percent. The unemployment rates for area towns follow: