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Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: metro south/west

The profile of the Metro South/West reveals that the region's residents and its workforce have remarkably high levels of education, but looking forward, the region faces the demographic challenges of an aging population.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: Central Mass

Using the most recent data available, the Central Mass regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: northeast

Using the most recent data available, the Northeast Regional Labor Market Profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: Boston/Metro North

Using the most recent data available, this Boston/ Metro North Regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Journal Article
An overview of New England's economic performance in 2008

Like most of the nation, New England suffered economically in 2008. Job losses, rising unemployment, and slumping real estate markets were all factors in one of the worst years for the region?s economy. Nevertheless, while the recession certainly took its toll, it did not affect New England as much as it did the nation as a whole.
New England Economic Indicators , Issue Q2 , Pages 2-11

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: southeast

Using the most recent data available, the Southeast regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Journal Article
An overview of New England's economic performance in 2007

New England?s economy showed bright signs of growth in 2007, but residential real estate cast a shadow. Job growth was moderate and on par with that of the nation, but the region fared better with an unemployment rate lower than the national average. Exports from the region rose in value, but at a lesser pace than seen in the nation. Although the region remained the richest in per capita income, growth in total personal income in New England was slower than in the nation. Declining home prices, a significant reduction in housing permits, and spikes in foreclosures rounded out a generally ...
New England Economic Indicators , Issue May , Pages 2-17

Report
The criminal population in New England: records, convictions, and barriers to employment

The portion of the U.S. population with a criminal record has been receiving mounting attention in recent years. While there is a significant amount of data about the criminal population under supervision, there is very limited linked data identifying how most individuals move through the criminal justice system. By analyzing multiple national and state data sources, this report aims to identify the size of the New England population with a criminal record and to describe the broad demographic characteristics of this population. The report illustrates that the size of the population in the ...
New England Public Policy Center Policy Reports , Paper 17-1

Working Paper
“No more credit score”: employer credit check bans and signal substitution

In the past decade, most states have banned or considered banning the use of credit checks in hiring decisions, a screening tool that is widely used by employers. Using new Equifax data on employer credit checks, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax data, and the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment data, we show that these bans increased employment of residents in the lowest-credit score census tracts. The largest gains occurred in higher-paying jobs and in the government sector. At the same time, using a large database of job postings, we show that employers ...
Working Papers , Paper 16-10

Journal Article
An overview of New England's economic performance in 2010

In the first calendar year following the Great Recession, signs of an economic recovery began to take shape across New England. An improving labor market picture, growth in income, indications of a stabilizing housing market, and booming exports spurred economic growth in the region in 2010. As a result, New England?s overall performance surpassed that of the nation as a whole.
New England Economic Indicators , Issue Q2 , Pages 4-15

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