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.