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Boston education jobs added

Posted on April 7, 2017

More Boston education jobs have been added, according to recent labor statistics.

Employment in the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Mass.-N.H. Metropolitan New England City and Town Area stood at 2,690,900 in January 2017, up 59,100 from one year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Regional Commissioner Deborah A. Brown noted that nonfarm employment rose 2.2 percent locally from January a year ago. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.5 percent.

The Boston-Cambridge-Nashua area includes 10 metropolitan divisions – separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area.

The Boston-Cambridge-Newton metropolitan division, which made up 67 percent of the workforce, gained 46,700 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017. Seven divisions for which data are published also added jobs over the year.

The Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem and Lynn- Saugus- Marblehead metropolitan divisions lost jobs over the year.

Education and health services, the largest industry in the Boston area, had the largest local employment gain, adding 25,100 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017. The 4.5-percent rate of local job growth in this supersector outpaced the 2.3-percent gain nationwide.

Professional and business services had the next largest annual employment gain in the Boston area from January 2016, adding 12,500 jobs. The 2.8-percent rate of job growth in Boston’s professional and business services supersector matched the nationwide gain.

The financial activities and government supersectors added 6,400 and 5,100 jobs respectively. The rates of local job growth in both supersectors outpaced the respective national gains.