For the first time in two and a half years Massachusetts’ monthly unemployment has fallen. According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development unemployment dropped from 9.3 percent in September to 8.9 percent in October. Governor Deval Patrick said he was pleased about the unemployment drop but remains evenly tempered knowing they have aways to go.

Over the past month the Massachusetts Government says jobs were created in the professional, scientific and business services; education and health services; government; and construction sectors. It was also stated jobs were lost in the manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; information; and financial activities sectors.