(This Week In Business) - The countdown to Election Day is finally in the single digits, and this week all eyes were on digits of a different sort: the latest jobless figures for Massachusetts.
The unemployment rate dropped to 8.4% percent in September. That's down four tenths of a percent from August. It's the steepest monthly drop in more than three decades, and that's below the national average of 9.6%. However, 21,000 jobs were lost -- more than half were seasonal adjustments due to the end of the summer tourist season. About 1,300 jobs were added in the financial services sector.
How do these latest figures affect the race for Massachusetts governor? Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker outlines his strategy to create jobs without raising taxes in Massachusetts. He explains why he does not support Cape Wind and also weighs in on how he would work with a Democratic legislature.