Massachusetts Labor Supply

Massachusetts Labor Supply

According to Mass Economy: The Labor Supply and Our Economic Future (124 pages, PDF), Massachusetts was the only New England state to experience a decline in available workers between 2003 and 2005. Funded in part by the Boston Foundation, the report from MassINC and the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University also found that the state's stagnant labor force is the result of workers, especially those with limited education, dropping out of the workforce and/or leaving for other states.