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The Labor Market Fate of Massachusetts Teens: An Update

     An understanding of the labor market experiences and problems of key demographic subgroups of a state is essential for effective workforce development, policymaking, and program planning. Over the past few years, the Center for Labor Market Studies has documented carefully and in great detail the labor market difficulties of our state’s teens both overall  Continue Reading »

Labor Market Problems in the Recovery from the Great Recession: Welcome to the Uncommonwealth of Massachusetts

The employment recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2009 has left many U.S. workers behind, with lower income workers and less educated workers continuing to face far more severe unemployment, underemployment, and other labor underutilization problems then their more affluent counterparts.  The employment problems of U.S. workers that were a result of the Great Recession  Continue Reading »

The Collapse of the School to Work Transition for Young High School Graduates

Several months  ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report on the college enrollment/labor market status of high school graduates from the Class of 2012 as of October 2012.  The report highlighted the fact that about two thirds of all high school graduates were enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college and  Continue Reading »

CLMS Press Coverage Digest, July through September 2013

The Center has gotten a significant amount of press coverage this summer, at both the local level and at the national level.  Our national topics have included youth employment and the lack of summer jobs for youth, and the growing age and family income level twists in national employment levels, a subject which is featured  Continue Reading »

(Press Release) Teen Summer 2013 Job Market: No Progress for America’s Teens

Friday’s Employment Situation report for August 2013 revealed that the U.S. employers added 169,000 net new payroll jobs in August. The revised payroll employment estimates for the entire summer (June-July-August) revealed a gain of 445,000 jobs. Unfortunately, none of these payroll jobs were obtained by nation’s teens (16-19). Despite the fact that both the Center  Continue Reading »

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