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Unemployment Up in Plainville, Down in Wrentham, Norfolk and the State

Here's the latest unemployment rates in the King Philip region.

Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk saw mixed fluctuations in unemployment percentages in March 2013, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Wrentham saw a .2 percent fall in unemployment, with 363 residents unemployed. The rate of unemployment decreased from 6.5 percent in February to 6.3 in March, a difference of 16 people month to month. This was after a large increase in December when 309 people were out of work.

March 2013 is actually higher in unemployment than 2012, which saw Wrentham at 6.2 percent.

Norfolk saw a slight increase in unemployment of .1 percent, or seven people unemployed. The rate went up from 5.5 percent in February to 5.6 percent in March. This was after a significant decrease from January to February, which saw a full 1.2 percent drop.

March 2013 in Norfolk was lower than 2012, which was at 5.9 percent.

Plainville also saw an increase in unemployment, rising from 8.7 percent to 8.9 percent from February 2013 to March 2013. Plainville has actually dropped significantly, percentagewise, in unemployment from March 2012, which was at 9.4 percent

The state’s average unemployment percentage from March 2012 to March 2013 is approximately 6.69 percent.

The state rate went from 6.5 percent in February to 6.4 percent in March.

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