Education jobs in Boston grow
Posted on March 24, 2017
Recent labor statistics show that education jobs in Boston are burgeoning.
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.
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.
Four other supersectors in the Boston area gained at least 1,000 jobs over the year—leisure and hospitality (+4,900), trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,100), other services (+2,200), and information (+1,300). The local rates of job growth in leisure and hospitality and in trade, transportation, and utilities were similar to the national rates.
The local rate of job growth in other services, at 2.2 percent, outpaced the 1.1-percent national increase. In information, local area employment increased 1.7 percent, while employment in this supersector declined 0.1 percent nationally.