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Municipal Employment Data

Boston

2010 Population 617,594

Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment

(not seasonally adjusted)
Month   Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
10 2018   393,085   382,450   10,635   2.7  
09 2018   391,316   379,673   11,643   3.0  
08 2018   396,761   383,347   13,414   3.4  
07 2018   399,519   384,241   15,278   3.8  
06 2018   395,855   380,575   15,280   3.9  
05 2018   388,534   376,517   12,017   3.1  
04 2018   384,567   373,932   10,635   2.8  
03 2018   381,241   369,308   11,933   3.1  
02 2018   378,431   366,154   12,277   3.2  
01 2018   373,425   361,182   12,243   3.3  
Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2017   374,185   361,592   12,593   3.4  
Average 2016   368,591   355,588   13,003   3.5  
Average 2015   363,130   347,300   15,830   4.4  
Average 2014   357,205   338,570   18,635   5.2  
Average 2013   349,992   328,541   21,451   6.1  
Average 2012   345,145   324,336   20,809   6.0  
Average 2011   340,757   318,547   22,210   6.5  
Average 2010   338,869   313,433   25,436   7.5  

2017 Average Employment and Wages
by Industry     All Ownership

 IndustryEstablish-
ments  
Total  
Wages
Average   
Employment
Average    
Weekly Wage
Total, All Industries27,587  $62,895,712,691644,062  $1,878  
Construction842  $1,502,960,77114,100  $2,050  
Manufacturing300  $600,362,7367,365  $1,568  
Utilities34  $236,291,6432,040  $2,227  
Wholesale Trade840  $749,561,7888,237  $1,750  
Retail Trade2,206  $1,420,458,25731,963  $855  
Transportation and Warehousing451  $1,874,290,58727,025  $1,334  
Information811  $1,836,294,86017,774  $1,987  
Finance and Insurance1,870  $15,908,314,17468,907  $4,440  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing1,181  $1,507,840,03513,610  $2,131  
Professional and Technical Services4,595  $11,705,125,62783,801  $2,686  
Management of Companies and Enterprises186  $1,397,908,2728,635  $3,113  
Administrative and Waste Services1,165  $1,752,336,69632,703  $1,030  
Educational Services519  $3,963,535,76353,483  $1,425  
Health Care and Social Assistance6,509  $11,377,289,208144,659  $1,512  
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation381  $845,877,46810,923  $1,489  
Accommodation and Food Services2,414  $1,986,123,84262,098  $615  
Other Services, Except Public Administration2,799  $1,012,991,12821,935  $888  
Public Administration481  $3,215,612,87634,758  $1,779  
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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