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Boston education jobs grow

Posted on July 1, 2017

According to the latest job statistics, Boston education jobs are growing.

Employment in the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Mass.-N.H. Metropolitan New England City and Town Area stood at 2,739,000 in April 2017, up 42,800 from one year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Employment rose 1.6 percent locally from April a year ago. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.4 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 35,700 jobs from April 2016 to April 2017. Six 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.

Professional and business services had the largest local employment gain, adding 15,500 jobs from April 2016 to April 2017. The 3.3-percent rate of local job growth in this supersector outpaced the 2.9-percent gain nationwide.

Education and health services, the largest industry in the Boston area had the next largest annual employment gain in the Boston area from April 2016, adding 15,100 jobs. The 2.6-percent rate of job growth in Boston’s education and health services supersector was faster than the 2.2-percent nationwide gain.

The financial activities and government supersectors added 5,500 and 4,300 jobs respectively. The rates of local job growth in both supersectors outpaced their national rates of job gains.