Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent
The Boston Globe - 03/24/2016
“The state’s economy is still on the growth path,” said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economics professor at Northeastern University. “It appears that the labor market is still improving. … Many states would be jealous of our performance.”
However, other economic data suggest many workers are still struggling in an economy in which the nature and terms of employment has changed considerably. Tens of thousands of Massachusetts workers are still working part-time and wages for many remain flat.