Researcher D'Amica Interviewed by Springfield Republican for Unemployment Article
Research Associate Kenneth D'Amica was interviewed by the Springfield Republican for the article "Springfield unemployment up; Massachusetts home sales way up." His reference in the article appears below:
Unemployment can go up even as the number of jobs increase because more people are entering the work force, said Kenneth J. D’Amica, research associate at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington. That growing work force can be a good sign because it means people who had stopped looking for work are looking again.
People whose unemployment insurance has run out are counted as unemployed and as part of the work force as long as they keep looking for work, he said.