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.

SAMPAN – Metro Boston will need up to 435K new housing units by 2040 to keep economy on track – 1/16/14

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Director Barry Bluestone endorses MAPC’s new report, which states that Greater Boston must create 435,000 new housing units to accommodate both young workers and retired seniors.

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 Boston Globe – 5.2% Mass. jobless rate forecast in 2017 – 11/13/13

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Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe – Mass., US show unexpected economic growth – 11/7/13

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Economics professor Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on a recent report on the economy, for which he was a contributor.

Intel will shut Mass. plant, cut 700 jobs

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The world’s leading maker of computer chips is closing its only factory in Massachusetts, eliminating up to 700 high­paying manufacturing jobs in one of the largest job cuts to hit the state in recent years.

Intel Corp. said on Thursday that its plant in Hudson is using outdated technology to make older generations of computer chips used in low­end applications, which do not generate as much profit as its higher­end microprocessors that are used in PCs.

“The facility and the site do not meet the requirements that we need,” said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.

Clayton-Matthew explains resurgent growth overtaken by impacts from tax and sequestration

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Mass. loses 5,500 jobs in March; jobless rate 6.4%



Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | Thursday, April 18, 2013



Massachusetts job growth took a hit last month as payroll tax increases and federal budget cuts have begun to grip the local economy tighter, particularly in sectors like construction, manufacturing and professional, scientific, and business services, experts said today.


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