Barry Bluestone and Alan Clayton-Matthews discuss Boston’s role in New England’s regional economic network, focusing on housing and jobs.
Economists: Fed budget policies hurt Mass. By Jordan Graham | Boston Herald | June 28, 2013 The state economy, despite performing well compared to the rest of the country, has begun to stall due to federal tax and budget policies, a group of local economists said yesterday. The MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, made up of economists […]
U.S. consumer spending slips, income stagnates By Jordan Graham | The Boston Herald | June 1, 2013 Spending in the U.S. dropped for the first time in a year and income stagnated according to the U.S Department of Commerce’s report yesterday on the April economy — released even as consumer confidence numbers hit a six-year […]
Economists see more slow growth in Mass. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey | Worcester Telegram | May 22, 2013 Forecasters expect more slow growth for the Massachusetts economy in the year ahead as the state struggles through federal spending cuts and tax increases. Payroll employment is expected to grow 1 percent in 2013, increasing to 1.6 […]
Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]
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.
Boom in immigration fuels state population rise Middlesex, Suffolk counties add most By Matt Carroll | The Boston Globe | APRIL 08, 2013 Driven by a boom in immigration, the Boston area grew by about 55,000 residents in a recent two-year period, according to new county population estimates by the US Census Bureau. The population growth in […]
By Andre Mayer | MassLive.com | February 10, 2013 The new year began with good news for Massachusetts employers. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 2, largely addressed the tax issues that constituted most of the “fiscal cliff,” and did so in ways relatively favorable to […]
By Adam Joseph Drici | GoLocalWorcester.com | February 5, 2013 The Bay State economy grew by the annual rate of 1.0 percent in the last quarter of 2012, according to a new report from MassBenchmarks, but even though the state outpaced national growth, other indicators mean a further slowdown could be on the horizon. According to […]