The Boston Globe – This spring, there’s more than a hint of optimism in the air – 4/7/2014

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Is this the year the US economy finally takes off? Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists say, “Yes.”

The Boston Globe – State’s job ranks rose in ’13 – 3/7/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says the Massachusetts economy has been performing very well despite jobless rates, which fell in January.

The Boston Globe – WHERE IS HOUSING MARKET GOING IN 2014? – 1/30/14

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Barry Bluestone tells the Globe “the supply wasn’t there” to meet the strong home demand in Massachusetts this year. More homes would help moderate rises in prices.

The Boston Globe – On Solid Footing – 1/31/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews tells the Globe that he expects Massachusetts’ unemployment rates to drop as the economy heads into a “classical recovery phase.”

The Boston Globe – More housing needed to spur growth, study says – 1/30/14

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Dukakis Center director Barry Bluestone praised a recent MAPC report in the Globe, while noting that its conclusions are only projections and communities can make changes.

The Boston Globe – Mass. job growth best since 2000 – 1/24/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews talks about how Massachusetts is benefiting from stronger national and global economies, despite relatively high unemployment numbers.

The Boston Globe – Transit users suffer a cut in US tax benefit today – 1/1/14

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says cutting tax benefits to public transit users sends wrong message in the face of growing traffic congestion and other concerns.

The Boston Globe – State’s jobless rate surpasses nation’s for 1st time in 5 years – 12/20/13

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Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews tells the Boston Globe that Massachusetts’ job situation is “far from dire” as employers have reported job growth in October and November.

The Boston Globe – Workers’ skills aren’t matching available jobs – 12/17/13

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Policy School professor and economist Alan Clayton-Matthews says it’s unrealistic to expect people trained for one occupation to train for an entirely different one because demand changes.

The Boston Globe – T’s late-night service plan could be arriving right on time – 12/4/13

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says there must be robust ridership if the new late-night T service is to be cost-effective.

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