According to New Bedford mayor Jon Mitchell, Massachusetts released April’s unemployment numbers for cities and towns, and the unemployment rate for New Bedford is down to 6.7%.
According to Mitchell, that is the lowest number for the month of April in 15 years. The last time New Bedford had such a good April figure was 2001. It’s also the lowest unemployment rate of any month since 2007.
Mayor Mitchell also reports that they have reduced the number of unemployed to 3,133.