Wrentham Unemployment Falls for Second Straight Month
Rate falls in Wrentham in April
The unemployment rate in the town of Wrentham fell for the second straight month in April, according to numbers released by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Tuesday.
The town saw its rate fall from 5.8 percent in March to 5.3 percent in April, a drop of half of a percentage point. This follows a decline from 7.1 percent to 5.8 percent from February to March.
Last April's unemployment rate was 7 percent.
In Massachusetts, the rate fell from 6.5 percent in March to 6.3 percent last month.
The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
- Dover's unemployment rate declined from 3.9 percent in March to 3.5 percent in April. Last April's rate was 4.7 percent.
- Easton's rate fell a bit, from 5.4 percent in March to 5.3 percent last month. Last year's rate was 6.1 percent.
- Foxborough saw its unemployment rate decrease by .7 percent, from 5.8 percent to 5.1 percent last month. Last April, the rate was 6.3 percent.
- Mansfield's rate was unchanged, finishing the two months at 5.3 percent. Last year's rate was 6.3 percent.
- Medfield's rate was down from March to April, going from 4.6 percent to 4.3 percent. The rate last April was 5.1 percent.
- Norfolk had its rate go down slightly, from 5.4 percent in March to 5.1 percent last month. Last April's rate was 6.6 percent.
- Norton saw a sizable drop in its rate, going from 6.7 percent to 5.9 percent. Last year's rate was 7 percent.
- Norwood's rate was down .3 percent, from 5.4 percent in March to 5.1 percent in April. The rate last year was 6.2 percent.
- Plainville saw a dive in its unemployment rate, from 8.8 percent in March to 7.6 percent last month. The April 2011 rate was 8.5 percent.
- Sharon's unemployment rate was unchanged over the two months, staying steady at 4.2 percent. Last April's rate was 5.3 percent.
- Stoughton's rate fell half a percentage point from March to April, from 6 percent to 5.5 percent. The rate last April was 6.5 percent.