Budget Cuts Mean Massachusetts Could Lose 50,000 Jobs

A sobering analysis by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute finds that the cuts, slated to start in 2013, would hit the following sectors the hardest during the next 10 years: defense, professional, health care, administrative, and government. “A lot of these sectors that have made Massachusetts so strong — and so strong in the recovery — are essentially underwritten by federal aid,’’ said Martin Romitti, director of economic and public policy research at the Donahue Institute. “If we get to the point where these automatic cuts are triggered, it could be bad.’’ [Globe]