Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Somerville's Got Some Employment Bragging Rights!
The City of Somerville is leading the way when it comes to employment records according to data released by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Department of Unemployment Assistance.
Posting it on his Facebook page, Mayor Joe Curtatone writes, "Exciting and possibly historic fact that just came to my attention - Somerville right now has the lowest unemployment rate of any city in Massachusetts. Yes, even less than places like Newton and Cambridge. On top of that, we have the 3rd lowest unemployment rate of any MA municipality with a workforce of more than 10,000 people, behind the towns of Brookline and Acton (tied with Arlington and Belmont). And as we see more businesses moving into places like Union Square and Assembly Square, that hopefully will enable more Somervillians to work closer to home.
Yet the main takeaway is the live, work, play and raise a family values around which we've oriented our community are paying real economic dividends. That's something to keep in mind as we get closer to the vote in November when the people of Massachusetts finally will get their say on the desperate and foolish attempt to bring casinos to our state. There is a better way and we're doing it here in Somerville. That doesn't mean we're perfect, but we most assuredly are on the right track."
This data is also available as an Excel spreadsheet.
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