Alan Clayton-Matthews Forecasts Unemployment and Job Growth

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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 […]

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

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By Megan Woolhouse | Boston.com | 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 […]

Massachusetts unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in October, up from 6.5 percent in September

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By Megan Woolhouse | Boston.com | November 15, 2012 Massachusetts’ employers added 7,900 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked higher for the fourth straight month to 6.6 percent in October, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday. While the state added jobs, it did not add enough to absorb the number […]

Regional economy still isn’t gathering steam

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By Dan O’Brien | The Lowell Sun | October 28, 2012 John Mattheos, owner of Salon Mattheos, has been building his brand in Lowell for 20 years. He’s seen strong economic times and weak ones. Earlier this year, Mattheos took advantage of a still-depressed real-estate market to scoop up a foreclosed property on Rogers Street, then invested […]

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 […]

Experts: Mitt Romney must maintain ‘energy’ to win

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By Hillary Chabot | The Boston Herald | October 5, 2012 Mitt Romney must stay on the attack and maintain his want-it-more hustle for the presidency if he wants to translate Wednesday night’s stunning debate performance into a game-changing swing-state boost and a groundswell of momentum that could sweep him into the Oval Office, said political strategists […]

Bad U.S. jobs report could give another boost to Mitt Romney

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By Frank Quaratiello | The Boston Herald | October 5, 2012 Today’s jobs report could help GOP nominee Mitt Romney land another campaign blow after his strong debate performance against President Obama. The Department of Labor releases the U.S. unemployment rate and how many jobs were created in September — the penultimate reading on the jobs picture before Election […]

Report offers strategies to grow jobs in Mass.

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By Edward Donga | The Patriot Ledger | October 4, 2012 A new job-creation report says the state’s employment picture could be improved by lowering business costs, investing in infrastructure, supporting public education, and coordinating workforce training programs and job search resources. Legislators, government officials and labor representatives joined at the State House on Wednesday to present […]

Worst job losses in years – State official downplays preliminary August report

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By Frank Quaratiello | The Boston Herald | September 21, 2012 The loss of 4,800 jobs in August marks the first time Massachusetts has shed jobs since November and the worst drop since July 2009, when 10,800 jobs were lost. But the Patrick administration is taking a wait-and-see approach, hoping that future revisions of yesterday’s preliminary report […]

Mass. jobless rate rises slightly; Sluggishness across sectors

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By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press | The Worcester Telegram | September 21, 2012 The Massachusetts unemployment rate edged up two-tenths of a point in August while preliminary figures showed the state losing about 4,800 jobs during the month, the office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The jobless rate stood at 6.3 percent in August, […]

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