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.

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.

Clayton-Matthews predicts short-run economic impact from the Boston Lockdown is similar to a snowstorm

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Clayton-Matthews predicts short-run economic impact from the Boston Lockdown is similar to a snowstorm



What the Boston Lockdown Might Cost



By YUVAL ROSENBERG | The Fiscal Times | April 19, 2013



The most significant long-run economic impact, if there is any, may come from increased security costs, both in Boston and nationally, particularly for open-air events. “More resources will need to be put into making events secure,” Clayton-Matthews says, “and that takes away resources from other uses that might have led to higher growth in the future.”

Clayton-Matthews predicts potential for economic losses at outside summer events due to lingering fear from Boston marathon bombings

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Economics? Biggest loss is yet to come, experts say

By Jack Minch and Jennifer Swift New Haven Register

The biggest economic impact to Friday’s lockdown of Greater Boston is yet to come, said Northeastern University economist and professor of public policy Alan Clayton-Matthews.

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