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.


Growth depends on feds

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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 […]

Manufacturing a Mass. miracle

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By Barry Bluestone and Jerry Sargent | The Boston Herald | October 27, 2012 If you follow our state’s economic news, you’ve probably heard repeatedly how our innovative technology industries — mobile applications, cloud computing, biotech, medical devices — are fueling our recovery. Indeed, these sectors are thriving. So much so that you’ve probably also heard about […]

Jobs picture brightens in Bay State

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By Frank Quaratiello | The Boston Herald | October 19, 2012 The Massachusetts jobless rate rose for the third straight month in September to 6.5 percent — up from 6.3 percent in August — even as a separate survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the Bay State added 5,100 jobs. Economist David Tuerck of Suffolk […]

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