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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Boston Metro Area

MSA: Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
Population (2015 estimate): 4.8 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 2.7 million
Average Earnings (2016): $60,270

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 221,280 82.6 1.6 $117,950
Business and Financial Operations 169,270 63.2 1.2 $75,960
IT and Mathematical 133,660 49.9 1.7 $94,720
Architecture and Engineering N/A N/A N/A $85,890
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 40,780 15.2 1.9 $71,070
Community and Social Services 52,240 19.5 1.4 $43,810
Legal and Judicial 25,910 9.7 1.3 $100,760
Education, Training, and Library 174,790 65.3 1.1 $59,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 41,250 15.4 1.1 $58,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 175,460 65.5 1.1 $79,460
Healthcare Support 80,970 30.2 1.1 $31,800
Protective Services 61,390 22.9 1.0 $53,060
Food Preparation and Serving Related 215,340 80.4 0.9 $24,020
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 80,540 30.1 1.0 $34,080
Personal Care and Services 88,940 33.2 1.0 $28,200
Sales and Related 256,150 95.7 0.9 $30,900
Office and Administrative Support 385,060 143.8 0.9 $41,280
Construction and Extraction 89,110 33.3 0.8 $59,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 75,060 28.0 0.7 $52,620
Production 107,150 40.0 0.6 $36,780
Transportation and Material Moving 132,410 49.5 0.7 $33,230

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