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(NECN) - The latest data shows unemployment in Massachusetts is on its way up.
The unemployment rate peaked in 2009 at 8.5% and is down to 7.8% in 2011, but 42% of those unemployed have been out of work for six months or longer.
Joseph McLaughlin of Northeastern University's Center for Labor Studies joined "This Week in Business" to discuss the growing number of under-employed in Massachusetts.
As McLaughlin explains, many people are settling for part time work instead of full time work because of the economy.
Watch the attached video to catch the entire interview.