Alan Clayton-Matthews Forecasts Unemployment and Job Growth


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 […]

Clayton-Matthews Describes Manufacturing as Productive Sector that is Over 12% State’s GDP


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 […]

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


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.

Albright, Bluestone, and Clayton-Matthews Explain Trends in MA Population Rise

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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 […]

Budget issues keep Massachusetts on edge

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By Andre Mayer | | 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 […]

Report: Slow Growth in MA Economy Cause for Concern


By Adam Joseph Drici | | 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 […]

7 Mass. innovation sectors see rise in employment


By John Larrabee | Boston Business Journal | January 31, 2013 Old MacDonald had a robot? These days that could be the case. Just ask John Kawola, CEO at Harvest Automation, a Billerica company that makes robots for use on farms. “Two big trends are helping to create big opportunities for robotics companies,” he says. “Companies are […]

Growth depends on feds


Policy affects state economy’s ability to keep outpacing nation By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | January 31, 2013 A three-month “pause” in U.S. economic growth is no reason to panic, but lingering federal debt ceiling and budget woes must be addressed immediately to protect the Bay State’s economic future, experts said yesterday. “Policy […]

Mass. Economist Predicts Slow Growth in 2013


By Cristina Quinn | WGBH News | January 18, 2013  The jobs report released Thursday marked an end to the slow and moderate economic growth of 2012, as the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the unemployment rate rose to to 6.7 percent in December. That’s up from 6.6 percent in November […]

Massachusetts unemployment rate ticks up to 6.7 percent in December from November’s 6.6 percent


By Megan Woolhouse | | January 17, 2013 The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.7 percent in December, the sixth month the rate has held steady or increased, state officials said Thursday. The state also added 7,500 jobs in December and about 51,000 jobs overall last year, the report said. That shows a state economy […]

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