Mass. adds workers; unemployment rate unchanged at 4.6 percent

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Massachusetts added 10,500 jobs last month, the 10th straight month of gains, the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday.

Audit finds BRA is a dysfunctional bureaucracy

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The agency charged with overseeing the real estate boom coursing through Boston is a dysfunctional bureaucracy, its system for reviewing projects erratic, with just a few powerful staffers deciding how new buildings will look using “unwritten rules,” according to a highly critical audit being released by City Hall Thursday.

Luxury-Home Lottos Reconsidered in Boston Housing Squeeze

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The Boston policy requiring developers to accommodate lower-income residents in even the most expensive buildings is being scrutinized as cities struggle to provide affordable housing. Helping affordable-housing lottery winners live in swanky digs limits the construction of properties elsewhere that can accommodate more people, said Barry Bluestone, an economist and founding director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. “It’s a nice gesture but it does virtually nothing to solve the housing crisis,” said Dr. Bluestone. “There are a lot of areas where it would be cheaper to build middle-income housing.”

In Boston, a surge in affordable housing

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Boston is experiencing a surge in construction of housing units that low- and middle-income residents can afford, countering a trend toward luxury home construction, figures released Tuesday show.

Greece’s financial woes not apt to hurt Mass. much

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Once again, the Greek debt crisis is causing stock markets around the world to tumble and raising questions about the long-term future and stability of the euro currency and the European Union. Could Greece’s woes wash up on the shores of Massachusetts and stall the state’s thriving economy, which has seen unemployment drop to the lowest levels since 2007?

Lack of inventory blamed for sluggish Mass. home sales in May

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Massachusetts home sales fell in May compared to the previous year as a tight supply of properties on the market continues to frustrate buyers, analysts and industry officials said.

Massachusetts lifted up by 7,400 jobs in May

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Bay State employers added more than 7,000 jobs in May, the ninth straight month of gains, and more people began looking for work again, increasingly confident about their chances of finding a job. Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews explains.

Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.6%, a pre-recession low

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The jobs picture keeps getting brighter in the Bay State. The Massachusetts unemployment rate slid to 4.6 percent in May from 4.7 percent the previous month, matching the low point before the so-called Great Recession began in December 2007, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday.

Majority Of Mass. Voters Want Economic Gains To Be Shared Evenly, WBUR Poll Finds

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Professor of Political Economy and Founding Director of the Dukakis Center, Barry Bluestone, PhD, explains the policy implications of the poll.

Billerica officials developing strategies to acquire new businesses

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A town hall discussion was held on June 2 in Billerica about EDSAT (Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool) developed by Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy to see how well cities and towns compete with other communities on issues related to economic development.

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