The latest Massachusetts unemployment numbers show 70,000 new jobless claims were filed last week, making for nearly 750,000 people out of work.


That’s about 24% of the workforce.

For the first time in her life, Briana Fontin, a hairstylist at Avante Salon in Needham, is without a job and on unemployment.

“When you don’t have your usual income coming in, you definitely have to cut back on some things,” Fontin said. “I’ve been working since I was 15. And I’ve literally not ever been not working. So it’s this whole new territory.”


Source: NBC Boston