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Bay State survives jobs crisis better than most

During the recent crisis, Massachusetts lost fewer jobs than most states and maintained higher wages, all while avoiding a significant increase in poverty, according to ...
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No Significant Rise in Poverty in MA in 2009

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual update of state-level poverty rates from the American Community Survey (ACS). It indicates no statistically significant change ...
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No Significant Change in Massachusetts Median Household Income in 2009

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual update of state-level data on household income from the American Community Survey (ACS).
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Poverty Rises Nationally in 2009, New Census Bureau Data Show

As a result of the Great Recession, the year 2009 saw a significant increase in the national poverty rate. The poverty rate rose to 14.3 ...
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Jobs and the Massachusetts Economy on Labor Day 2010

Labor Day 2010 will be a challenging day for working people across America. The nation is in the third year of a terrible economic crisis, ...
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The Education Jobs Fund and its Impact on Massachusetts Schools

The Education Jobs Fund, a $10 billion federal grant fund to be spent during the FY 2011 school year for the retention and creation of ...
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FMAP and an Education Jobs Fund: State Fiscal Relief To Strengthen the National Economy, Reduce State Budget Cuts, and Create Jobs

Last week the US Senate passed a bill that would approve extended state fiscal relief from the federal government, and the US House is reconvening ...
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Universal Voluntary Retirement Accounts: Expanding Employee Savings Opportunities

Many states have begun to study the impact and potential of establishing UVRA programs. UVRAs provide a viable and cost-effective option for businesses that do ...
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Economic Stimulus: What Can National and State Governments Do To Save and Create Jobs Quickly?

As unemployment remains high and policymakers at all levels of government recognize the need for policies that encourage economic growth, it is important to examine ...
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An Unstable Ladder: How the Fiscal Crisis is Threatening Education and Work Support Programs for Many Women

State programs in higher education, employment training and child care enable residents to attain and keep quality jobs. While these programs are open to all, ...
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