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MassBenchmarks Journal, December 2023: Labor shortages, climate change and migration all covered with expert analysis

The Fall 2023 issue of MassBenchmarks examines current conditions in the Massachusetts economy, while highlighting significant policy challenges facing our state. The first feature article underscores the workforce development challenges facing the Commonwealth, while presenting new strategies to overcome labor shortages. The second feature discusses the climate-change outlook for coastal and inland municipalities in Massachusetts, and a partnership to produce actionable science and support data-informed decision-making for climate resilience. The final piece highlights post-pandemic challenges related to migration, in particular, an increase in domestic out-migration.

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