The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill designed to spur economic development and create jobs. It should also provide a boost to the national research profile for the University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
The Massachusetts economy, which had been growing at a much faster rate than the nation’s as a whole is showing signs of slowing. Experts believe the Baystate is being buffeted by forces beyond its borders. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
A new report from the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Tuesday, said seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates rose in a majority of the state’s 22 local labor markets in June, reflecting a statewide slow down in permanent hiring.