TWIB: Analyzing national, New England economic numbers

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May 4, 2014, 2:00 pm
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In April, the economy has seen strong job growth but a weaker GDP.

Michael Goodman, Chairman of the Public Policy Department at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth helped NECN make sense of the latest economic numbers.

Goodman began by saying that the trends have been positive over the past couple years and he thinks the country is on the verge of recovering all the jobs lost in the recession.

“I think the weather has a lot to do with it- a lot of evidence to suggest that January and February were weaker than expected related to the weather,” said Goodman. “I do think that March numbers were stronger and it’s clear we’re seeing that strength continuing to be emerging in this second quarter.”

Goodman explained both what the numbers mean nationally and locally for New Englanders. 

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