Massachusetts would be dead last in job creation from 2001 to 2006. In fact, the Bay State is still 100,000 jobs short of its 2001 level, which was the peak of the last business cycle. But not all is bleak: Massachusetts still has the country's best-educated workforce and scores near the top in productivity.
These are among the highlights of MassINC's latest study, Mass Jobs: Meeting the Challenges of a Shifting Economy. You can download the complete report here. Also check out the Boston Globe's editorial "A Niche Economy," and listen to WBUR's interview with MassINC director of research Dana Ansel.