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Unemployment Rises in Attleboro, Seekonk

Four hundred fewer Attleboro residents were working in July than were working in June.

More people are looking for work in Attleboro and Seekonk, according to statistics released Tuesday from the state's Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The July unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in Seekonk (up from 7.2 percent in June, but down from 9 percent in July of last year) and 9.1 percent in Attleboro (up from 8.2 percent in June and equal to the rate in July of last year).

The total number of Attleboro residents working in July was 22,336, down from 22,736 in June and 22,551 in July of last year. In Seekonk, the total number of residents working in July was 6,864, down from 6,987 in June and 6,930 in July of last year.

Statewide, the unemployment rate went up from 6.3 percent in June to 6.6 percent in July. The rate was 7.5 percent in July of last year. The national July unemployment rate was 8.3 percent.

Amy August 22, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Hope and Change!
Emcee of Seekonk August 22, 2012 at 02:09 PM
All we can hope for is change, because another four years of this malaise and we'll all be singing a dirge.
paul August 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM
That's what Obama said! If Romney got in, how would he put people back to work? Every President for the last 30yrs has said he would put people back to work. The only way to do that is stop China imports, and that will not happen. Don't let your dislike of the Democrats cloud your mind, Romney is full of it, they all are.
deb of see-attleboro August 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM
RE jobs I was not bedazzled by Obama. I am not bedazzled by Romney. However, under Obama the American "can do" spirit has been crushed. He is not a unifier. He is the Great Divider. To quote that great American, Popeye the sailor man: "That's all I can standz, cuz I can't standz no more!"
paul August 23, 2012 at 01:33 AM
America was divided way before Obama. Many people that live in this country will never work. Why work when the government will pay me to stay home is how they think. Welfare, unemployment, foodstamps, free housing, free cell phones, with all the free perks "can do" is now "you do" and I will stay home and collect.
Emcee of Seekonk August 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
"America was divided way before Obama." And he deepened the division. Another four years of his floundering and foolish spending are going to be very difficult to bear. Half the country is vehemently against him. Impeachment will be on many people's mind should he get elected. Instead of worrying about welfare recipients, google how much it costs the taxpayers for all of Obama's campaign trips... and now his wife's. We could feed half the country's poor for a year on what these two spend on tripping around to fund raisers, campaigning for themselves, campaigning for fellow Democrats in a month. It is ridiculous. And we are all footing the bill for a guy who hasn't a plan or a clue what to do next except getting re-elected. Enough !!
blueskies August 23, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I may be wrong, but It looks like the unemployment rate is generally going in the desired direction? In nearly every case it is down from where it was a year ago. And definitely below the national average.

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