Pain and anxiety are accompanying the news of an economy that has not grown since December. The Massachusetts Current Economic Index, a proxy for real gross state product growth, was actually lower in April than it was at the end of last year, and it is only 1.5 percent greater than in April 2000.
Clayton-Matthews, Alan, "Economic Currents: The State of the State Economy" (2001). Public Policy and Public Affairs Faculty Publication Series. 29.
University of Massachusetts
Published in MassBenchmarks, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 4-9: http://www.massbenchmarks.org/publications/issues/vol4i3/3.pdf.