Amid all the revelations about the patently unqualified Jeff Perry and Charlie Baker’s refusal to own up to his poor record comes more positive news.
The unemployment rate here in the Commonwealth dropped from 8.8% to 8.4% last month, continuing Massachusetts’s best-in-the-nation recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression. This marks the steepest drop in the rate since 1976.
The Massachusetts economy still has a ways to improve, but there’s little doubt that things are moving in the right direction here in the Commonwealth (and much more quickly than the nation as a whole). That’s the value of strong leadership, folks.