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  • Mass. posts biggest monthly job gain in more than 3 years

    Boston Globe - 12/18/2014

    In another encouraging sign, the number of people working or seeking work grew by nearly 18,000 in November, the fifth consecutive month of labor force growth. Economists say an expanding labor force is another sign of an improving job market; when more jobs are available, more people seek or find employment.

    Over the past year, the state’s labor force grew by 80,500 workers, compared to an increase of just 7,500 people the preceding year, said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economics professor at Northeastern University.

    “That’s a whopping number,” Clayton-Matthews said. “It’s very strong evidence of employment growth.”

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