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


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

CBS Boston – WBZ Business Breakfast – Made In Massachusetts: Creating Jobs In The Bay State – 10/31/13


Dukakis Center Director Barry Bluestone participated in a panel on October 31st that discussed how the state’s manufacturing sector is staging an epic turnaround.

Life Sciences Center pays off in jobs, new tax revenues

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The Boston Globe | June 28, 2013 AS MANY other industries around them contracted, the biotech and medical-device sectors in Massachusetts added more than 8,000 jobs over the past five years. What’s more, while life-sciences employment nationwide increased 12 percent nationally since 2000, Massachusetts’ grew more than twice as fast. The state’s edge? The Massachusetts Life […]

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-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.

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 […]

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 […]

Forecast sees slow economic growth in New England

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By Bob Salsberg | Associated Press | December 5, 2012 Sluggish economic growth will continue in New England, with much of the region not seeing a return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015 at the earliest, according to a forecast released Wednesday. The four-year forecast developed by the New England Economic Partnership suggests that Massachusetts, New […]

Attrition seen as threat to manufacturing


From Wire and Staff Reports | Gloucester Daily Times | December 2, 2012 Manufacturing in Massachusetts faces a threat to its survival as older manufacturing workers retire without younger workers in line to replace them, according to a new study. During the next decade, approximately 100,000 manufacturing jobs will open up as older workers retire. […]

Help wanted in manufacturing

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Bay State gears up to fill 100,000 projected job openings By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | November 27, 2012 State officials and industry leaders today will hold the first meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative to draw attention to a sector whose work force is aging and projected to have 100,000 job openings […]

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