The Boston Globe carried a story that amazingly did document that number and explain in great detail about how people who'd lost their jobs had to move in with parents or friends or move out of state. They even noted how many trucks and trailers were used only in one direction; to leave the state, then had to be brought back in in groups by the rental companies.They of course didn't relate the problem to Dukakis's repeated tax hikes and regulations that caused the problem. Like the rest of the corrupt liberal MSM, they covered that up.
Everyone in Mass at the time knew how bad it was; a literal near-depression.
A friend went to apply for a low-paying overnight UPS job. He said hundreds of people showed up.
A parking valet job where you could make decent tips. Again, hundreds of people showed up.
And not just low level workers; people who'd also had high paying skill jobs.