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MBTAAnalysis: A look inside the MBTA

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The MBTA shuttles over a million passengers a day around Greater…

The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Why Landlords are Suing Massachusetts

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In late July, Governor Charlie Baker extended the moratorium…

COVID-19 Roundup from Pioneer: Human testing of a vaccine; NYT best-selling author John Barry on COVID-19 & warmer weather; Just who's getting stimulus $?; Latest unemployment #s; What will reopening look like?; Tipping point for Telehealth & more!

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Pioneer staff share their top picks for COVID-19 stories highlighting useful resources, best practices, and questions we should be asking our public and private sector leaders.

The past six weeks of Massachusetts unemployment claims total 24.0 percent of civilian workforce

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The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly report on jobless claims this morning at 8:30 a.m., reporting that Massachusetts received 70,714 initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims during the week ended April 25. This brings the total of unemployment claims filed in Massachusetts since March 14, the beginning of the unemployment surge, to 725,018. 

Hospitality, Retail Trade, Healthcare Among ‘Most Vulnerable Industries’ in Terms of Unemployment due to COVID-19

Recent data provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development show that hospitality, retail trade, healthcare and social assistance, and construction are the industries that have suffered the most unemployment as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the new Pioneer Institute report, “A Look at the Massachusetts Industries that are Most Vulnerable Due to COVID-19.”

State Ranking: Michigan, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Nevada have been hardest-hit by COVID-19 jobless claims so far. Massachusetts ranks as 9th hardest-hit.

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The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that in the week ended April 4, the advance number of seasonally-adjusted initial jobless claims was 6,606,000. This follows 6,867,000 initial claims filed in the week ended March 28 and 3,307,000 in the week ended March 21.

Report: MA Likely to See Sharp Spike in Unemployment Rate

The COVID-19 recession could cause Massachusetts’ unemployment rate to skyrocket to 25.4 percent by this June, according to a new policy brief published by Pioneer Institute. The authors recommend that the state join others in lobbying Congress for large block grants to avoid a severe fiscal crisis.

New Policy Brief on Federal Relief Act's Impact on Massachusetts

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Greg Sullivan and Charlie Chieppo review the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on Massachusetts' budget.

Congress should fix aid, provide block grants

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This op-ed by Greg Sullivan and Charlie Chieppo appeared in the…

A Challenge to Economic Freedom: Declining Labor Participation

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Even with lower unemployment rates in Massachusetts and the U.S.,…

Jobless rates rise in most towns, but remain lower than early 2011

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http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/newsnow/x503114713/Jobless-rates-rise-in-most-towns-but-are-better-than-a-year-ago?zc_p=1 Unemployment…

Agenda for Leadership 2010: Hit the Ground Running - Pioneer Institute?s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond

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Pioneer Institute’s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond…

Creating Jobs: Reforming Unemployment Insurance in Massachusetts

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Author(s): Steve Poftak — Publication date: 2011-02-10 Category:…

Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

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Author: Global Insight This study shows that, on average,…

Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

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Author: Global Insight This study shows that, on average,…