May 21, 2015/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democratic Policies Lead to 7-Year Low in Joblessness

Bay State Economy Continues To Grow Despite Republican Gov. Baker’s Agenda of Eliminating Strategic Investments and Incentives 

BOSTON—As the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday that Massachusetts now enjoys a 7-year low in joblessness, the Massachusetts Democratic Party released the following statement regarding the clear success of their policies in growing the economy.

“This morning’s new data shows our jobs picture is looking very good even with Republican Charlie Baker scaring off job-creators with his actions thus far: his refusal to lift the cap on solar industry growth despite being an industry that already employees 80,000 people, his proposal to slash all funding for regional tourism councils even though tourism is our third largest industry, his proposal to eliminate Massachusetts jobs related to the film industry and his rejection of an expanded convention center that would have brought tens of thousands of annual dollars to our region,” said Mass Dems Executive Director Matt Fenlon. “In spite of Gov. Baker scaring off future convention business, stunting growth of proven industries and threatening to eliminate jobs, because of economic policies instituted by Massachusetts Democrats, we have the best jobs picture in 7 years as our unemployment rate continues to fall. It is now up to Gov. Baker to keep us heading in the right direction.”