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Publication Date

Spring 2000


The Massachusetts economy continued to create new jobs in 1999, despite tight labor markets. While there were only 1.6 percent more jobs in December 1999 than there were a year earlier, this is an impressive performance, considering that the working-age population has been growing by only one-half of one percent per annum for several years, and the unemployment rate averaged just 3.2 percent for the last two years.


Published in MassBenchmarks, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 4-9:


University of Massachusetts

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