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Boston Herald: Mass ahead of US rebound

Dan Hodge, director of the Economic and Public Policy Research group at the UMass Donahue Institute, was quoted in a Boston Herald article that examined the latest economic growth numbers.

The U.S. added nearly 300,000 jobs added nationally last month — the most in two years— bringing the national unemployment level down to 6.3 percent and prompting speculation of increased consumer confidence and spending.

In terms of Massachusetts, Hodge believes “The challenge is that the job growth is still more concentrated in Greater Boston — other parts of the state are still seeing higher unemployment rates — and the unemployment rate masks the still large number of discouraged workers. But in general, the economic news and trends appear to be quite positive for both the U.S. and Massachusetts.”

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