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  • Massachusetts economy slows, but still tops US rate

    The Boston Globe - 10/29/2015

    In September, the number of Massachusetts residents filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since at least 1973, it said. The unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in Massachusetts last month, compared to 5.1 percent nationally.

    “Employers are laying people off at a lower rate than they have been in a long time,” said Northeastern University economics professor Alan Clayton-Matthews, who compiled the Massachusetts data for the report. “We could be entering a situation where businesses are going to be competing with one another to hire workers, and that will drive wages up.”

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