The Boston Globe – Mass. jobless rate fell to 6.5% in February

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The Massachusetts unemployment rate slipped below the nation’s for the first time since November as employers added nearly 4,000 jobs last month, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.

The Boston Globe – Report cites benefits from Mass. green campaign

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Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on the impact that the Green Communities Act will have on Massachusetts’ economy.

The Boston Globe – Workers’ skills aren’t matching available jobs

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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.

Worcester Business Journal – Federal Shutdown Drops Mass. Business Confidence

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Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on survey results concerning confidence in Massachusetts’ business climate.

The Boston Herald – New unemployment numbers point to slow but steady growth in jobs

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The Policy School’s Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on the latest unemployment numbers and the trends they point to for the coming months.

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