Tag Archives: Unemployment

Boston area lags behind nation’s growing job market

Boston area lags behind nation’s growing job market

In terms of employment, the past year has been an arduous one for the Boston metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent quarterly report. The report states that compared to nationwide numbers, Boston has had little job growth as of April. This news contrasts with reports of statewide GDP growth and

Gov. Baker announces $5 Million investment Targeting Chronically High Unemployment

Photo: Massachusetts National Guard New initiatives to fight chronic unemployment will be included in the proposed FY 2017 budget, Governor Charlie Baker’s office said recently. Baker and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Ronald L. Walker II, who is also a member of the governor’s task force on persons facing chronically higher rates of unemployment,