The number of people unemployed for six months or longer in Massachusetts remains troublingly high, he said. Many are older workers, displaced from jobs in still struggling sectors of the state’s economy, such as manufacturing.
And the western part of the state, as well as cities like Lawrence and New Bedford, continue to wrestle with persistently high unemployment.
“The state is doing well,” Goodman said. “But even though we have had strong performance, there are still large regions of the state that aren’t experiencing the benefit.”
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