November 28, 2007
Massachusetts lags all but one other state in job creation and is shifting toward a "boutique" economy that rewards those with education and skills but leaves others behind, according to a report released yesterday by a non-partisan research organization.
The report, "Mass. Jobs: Meeting the Challenges of a Shifting Economy," found that the state ranked 49th in the nation in job creation since 2001, better only than the state of Michigan. The state also came in last among 10 competitor states and last in New Endland in job creation during the last six years.