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Waltham's Unemployment Up In June

What do you think will lower the city's unemployment rate?

Unfortunately, Waltham's unemployment rate jumped in June, according to newly-released data from the Massachusetts Department of Labor & Workforce Development. 
  • June unemployment: Waltham’s unemployment rate for June jumped to 4.8 percent from May’s 4.1 percent rate. That mirrors the .5 percent jump to 6.3 percent seen statewide.
  • Now, a total of 1,743 Waltham residents are unemployed.
  • Overall, last month's rate is far below the 6.1 percent unemployment rate seen in June of 2011.

The new figures come amid many businesses planning locations for Waltham. , , and are all hoping to open new stores in the city, as well as . Also, several new developments are in the works, including the and the former Polaroid site.

What do you think would lower the city's unemployment rate? Tell us in the comments section below.

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