Economists: Massachusetts economy continues to grow faster than US

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Real gross domestic product in Massachusetts grew at an estimated annualized rate of 5.4 percent in the second-quarter of 2015, according to figures released this week by MassBenchmarks.

Mass. adds workers; unemployment rate unchanged at 4.6 percent

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Massachusetts added 10,500 jobs last month, the 10th straight month of gains, the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday.

Greece’s financial woes not apt to hurt Mass. much

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Once again, the Greek debt crisis is causing stock markets around the world to tumble and raising questions about the long-term future and stability of the euro currency and the European Union. Could Greece’s woes wash up on the shores of Massachusetts and stall the state’s thriving economy, which has seen unemployment drop to the lowest levels since 2007?

Massachusetts lifted up by 7,400 jobs in May

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Bay State employers added more than 7,000 jobs in May, the ninth straight month of gains, and more people began looking for work again, increasingly confident about their chances of finding a job. Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews explains.

Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.6%, a pre-recession low

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The jobs picture keeps getting brighter in the Bay State. The Massachusetts unemployment rate slid to 4.6 percent in May from 4.7 percent the previous month, matching the low point before the so-called Great Recession began in December 2007, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday.

Tightening labor market tilts in Mass. workers’ favor

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As unemployment rate falls, pay and opportunity rising.

Mass. economy outpaces US’: Region still faces challenges such as high energy costs

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The Massachusetts economy has brushed aside the record snowfall that hobbled businesses earlier this year to post impressive gains in employment, wages, and consumer spending, outpacing the nation as a whole. And the state’s economic growth is expected to accelerate, according to a report by the New England Economic Partnership, a nonprofit group of regional economic researchers.

Jobless rate plummets in Attleboro area

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More than 100,000 area residents now have jobs, causing local unemployment rates to plummet compared to a year ago. Dukakis Center Senior Research Associate Alan Clayton-Matthews, PhD explains why.

Mass. jobless rate falls to 4.9%

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Massachusetts employers added a net 800 jobs in February, after increasing payrolls by 900 jobs in January.

Alan Clayton-Matthews on worries of a slowing global economy

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Europe and China are among Massachusetts biggest export markets and the weakening of those economies could affect the state’s economic growth, said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economics professor and Northeastern University. Among the questions are whether Europe will slip back into recession and China’s overheated real estate market will end in a bust that would unsettle the global economy.

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