January 22, 2015/Press Releases
Will Republican Gov. Charlie Baker Continue Job Growth Started and Nurtured Under Democratic Leadership?
For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Beaudry
WILL REPUBLICAN GOV. CHARLIE BAKER CONTINUE JOB GROWTH STARTED AND NURTURED UNDER DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP?
Coming Off Strongest Year for Job Growth Since 2000, Baker Inherits 5.5% Unemployment Rate
BOSTON—New data out this morning shows that Massachusetts created 60,900 jobs in 2014, the highest total since 2000, capping off five straight years of job growth. Investments made under Democratic leadership continue to fuel this successful jobs growth trend.
“Coming off the toughest financial climate since the Great Depression, when Democratic leadership invested in education, transportation, infrastructure and clean energy to spur economic growth and bring our economy out of the recession faster and stronger than most of the rest of the nation, today’s good news on jobs growth continues a trend,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Matt Fenlon. “As today’s numbers clearly show, investing in our Commonwealth is the key for job creation. Gov. Baker must take note of the proven results implemented under Democratic leadership and replicate the types of investments we need to continue this positive trend.”