The unemployment rate in the town of Norton fell .8 percent in the month of April, according to numbers released by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week.
The town saw its rate fall from 6.7 percent in March to 5.9 percent in April.
The unemployment rate last April in 2011 was 7 percent.
In Massachusetts, the rate fell from 6.5 percent in March 2012 to 6.3 percent in April 2012.
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.
- Norwood saw its rate fall from 5.4 percent in March to 5.1 percent in April. The unemployment rate last April in 2011 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.
- Wrentham's unemployment rate fell from 5.8 percent in March to 5.3 percent in April. Last April's unemployment rate was 7 percent.