Mass. employment hits all-time high – 4/17/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says Massachusetts’ job growth is on a steady trend that’s likely to continue.

The Republican – Outlook 2014: Which way is the Massachusetts economy pointing as we enter 2014? – 2/8/14

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Director Barry Bluestone estimates that 100,000 skilled manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts will open up in the next decade as older workers retire.

Boston Business Journal – Bay State boasts highest number of multi-family housing permits since 2006 – 2/5/14

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Director Barry Bluestone says Massachusetts is beginning to build the housing it will need for older baby boomers and young millennials, both of which are necessary to power MA’s economy.

The Bay State Banner – Obama puts spotlight on growing income inequality – 2/5/14

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Director Barry Bluestone tells the Bay State Banner that income immobility is a compounding factor in income inequality and is one reason the income gap is so big.

The Boston Globe – WHERE IS HOUSING MARKET GOING IN 2014? – 1/30/14

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Barry Bluestone tells the Globe “the supply wasn’t there” to meet the strong home demand in Massachusetts this year. More homes would help moderate rises in prices.

The Boston Globe – On Solid Footing – 1/31/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews tells the Globe that he expects Massachusetts’ unemployment rates to drop as the economy heads into a “classical recovery phase.”

MPR – Manufacturing 2.0: Old Industry Creating New High-Tech Jobs – 12/26/13

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Director Barry Bluestone says he’s seen many companies transform themselves into high-tech competitive operations, whereas before they used to make much lower-tech products.

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.

The Boston Globe – Home sales, prices jump again – 11/27/13

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Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.

Cape Cod Wave – Young Professionals Want to Shape the Cape – 11/24/13

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Barry Bluestone talks about changing demographics as they relate to Cape Cod and the area’s issues creating jobs and housing that would incentivize young people to stay.

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