The latest jobs data shows Peabody continues to hold steady just below the state unemployment rate.
The figures for November were released late last month and show the Tanner City's jobless rate at 6 percent. Massachusetts' seasonally adjusted rate was at 6.6 percent while nationally the rate was 7.7 percent.
According to state data, Peabody has maintained a lower unemployment rate than the Bay State average for the past 13 months.
Additionally, in 11 of the 12 job sectors for which data is published, the Peabody area has been among the top areas in the state over the past year to add jobs.
The largest gains were in the sectors of Education and Health Services and Service Providers.
On the North Shore, Peabody meets the average unemployment rate while accounting for a significant share of the jobs and the workforce. Both the labor force and number of employed residents is greater than one year ago.
The labor force was at 27,692 last November while there were 26,103 employed residents -- those numbers were at 28,129 and 26,438, respectively, for this past November.
The state office of Labor and Workforce Development captures the North Shore Workforce Investment Area for November (with seasonally unadjusted numbers) in the following chart:
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Data for December will be released on Jan. 17 and 22.