Mass. employment hits all-time high – 4/17/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says Massachusetts’ job growth is on a steady trend that’s likely to continue.

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 Republican – Outlook 2014: Which way is the Massachusetts economy pointing as we enter 2014? – 2/8/14

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Director Barry Bluestone estimates that 100,000 skilled manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts will open up in the next decade as older workers retire.

The Bay State Banner – Obama puts spotlight on growing income inequality – 2/5/14

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Director Barry Bluestone tells the Bay State Banner that income immobility is a compounding factor in income inequality and is one reason the income gap is so big.

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 – 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.

PBS Newshour – Rosier-than-expected jobs report doesn’t improve outlook for long-term jobless – 12/6/13

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Dukakis Center director Barry Bluestone comments on the November jobs report and argues that extending unemployment benefits would put people back to work.

The New England Journal of Higher Education – The New Slow – 11/18/13

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Barry Bluestone and Alan Clayton-Matthews discuss Boston’s role in New England’s regional economic network, focusing on housing and jobs.

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