Friday, April 19, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Baseball Storytime with Paws Baseball Storytime with Paws will start 11 a.m. in the Norton Public Library community room. Kids of all ages can enjoy stories and crafts and a visit from Paws, the official mascot of the Pawsox. No registration is required for this program. 2. Bingo Bingo is held every Friday night at St. Mary's Church. Doors open at the Parish Center 4:30 p.m., bingo begins 6:30 p.m. 3. Disasters program at Oak Knoll Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and volcanic eruptions are all part of New England's geology…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
After an increase in unemployment in May, June and July, Norton's unemployment numbers fell during the month of August.
The unemployment rate in Norton remains lower than the start of the year despite an increase in May, June and July according to figures released by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. After the unemployment rate increased to 6.5 percent in May, Norton's unemployment rate was 7 percent in June and 7.2 percent in July. August saw a dip to 6.4 percent unemployment rate. The numbers remain lower than the 2011 average of 6.7 percent and the 2010 average of 7.7 percent. The figures likely reflect a seasonal fluctuation in employment numbers that is not unique to only Norton. One likely reason is the labor force typically grows during the summer due to the addition of out-of-school young people. Across the state, the …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Unemployment data in Norton for April 2012 shows improvement from the March 2012 unemployment rate.
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:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
State rate also dropped.
Norton had a good-size drop in its unemployment rate in March, according to data released last week by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The rate in the town fell to 6.6 percent in March from 7.7 percent in February. The rate last March was 7.7 percent. In Massachusetts, the rate declined from 6.9 percent to 6.5 percent over the same time period. The unemployment rates for area towns follow: The rate in the town fell to 5.8 percent in March from 7.1 percent in February. Last March's rate was 7.7 percent.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Fewer unemployed in Norton.
Norton saw its unemployment fall in the month of October, according to numbers released today by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The town's rate dropped from 6.9 percent in September to 6.5 percent in October. The rate for October 2010 was 8.2 percent. The state unemployment rate remained steady at 7.3 percent for the month. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Fell over 1 percent for the year.
Norton saw its unemployment rate fall a bit over the month of September, according to numbers released today by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. According to the office's figures, the town's rate dropped from 7.1 in August to 7 percent in September. Last September's rate, however, was 8.8 percent. The state saw a decrease in its seasonally-adjusted rate, dropping from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The unemployment rate in Norton went up in July, but is down from last year.
The unemployment rate in the town of Norton increased slightly for the month of July, according to state data released Tuesday. The numbers, released by the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development, showed a 7.8 percent unemployment rate in town for July, up from 7.7 percent in June. The figure remains lower than last year's 9.4 percent rate. The state rate was unchanged at 7.8 percent for the month. The unemployment rates for area towns follow:
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Unemployment rate increases from May to June.
The unemployment rate in Norton jumped to 7.7 percent in June from 6.9 percent in May, according to the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The rate is down from last June's number of 9.3 percent, though. The rate is not seasonally adjusted. The state also saw an increase in not-seasonally adjusted unemployment, from 7.4 percent in May to 7.8 percent last month. That, too, is down from last June's 8.5 percent figure. The Massachusetts seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, the same as May's figure. This remains below the national rate of 9.2 percent. The unemployment rates for area towns follow: * Dover's unemployment rate increased slightly, from 4.5 percent in May to 4.7 percent in…