December 14, 2022

People leaving Mass., workforce shortages harming state economy, report says

Alison Kunitz ,


An overwhelming outmigration of Bay Staters, an aging state population and a shrinking number of international college students are among the demographic trends imperiling the economic growth potential and labor market in Massachusetts, a new report sent to lawmakers finds.

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), through an alarming string of statistics undergirding severe workforce shortages and a contracting talent pipeline, reiterated its call to policymakers on Wednesday to stymie future blows and “take aggressive actions” tied to housing, transportation, education, workforce training and recruitment and retainment incentives.