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  • Data Shows Many In Mass. Have Left The Workforce

    WBUR - 10/09/2020

    “We seem to be moving in the opposite direction from the country in terms of the number of people who are participating in the labor force, which means that our improvement in the unemployment rate is maybe not as rosy as it might seem,” Modestino, who is associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, told State House News Service. “If some of that improvement is coming from people dropping out of the labor force, that’s not how we usually like to improve the unemployment rate during a recession.”

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