For Immediate Release - May 19, 2011

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK ON MASSACHUSETTS ADDING 19,500 JOBS IN APRIL

BOSTON -Thursday, May 19, 2011 - The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick relative to today's employment statistics, showing Massachusetts added 19,500 jobs in April, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent:

"Today's job statistics serve as hopeful news once again that the Commonwealth is continuing its robust recovery. We have added jobs across nearly all sectors, and our unemployment rate has fallen mocre that a full point below the national average -- signs that our record investments in infrastructure, education, and innovation are paying off. We also recognize that our work is not done, and that there those out there still seeking a better way. For them, we continue to fight every day to ensure that everyone seeking a job can find one."

* SOURCE: EOLWD: MASSACHUSETTS ADDS 19,500 JOBS IN APRIL; UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 7.8%
http://lmi2.detma.org/lmi/Newsrelease/NewsLMI20110519.htm

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