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