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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
07 2019   402,388   391,058   11,330   2.8  
06 2019   402,653   390,312   12,341   3.1  
05 2019   398,502   386,895   11,607   2.9  
04 2019   396,332   387,529   8,803   2.2  
03 2019   398,440   388,432   10,008   2.5  
02 2019   397,613   387,709   9,904   2.5  
01 2019   397,751   385,880   11,871   3.0  
Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2018   394,317   382,593   11,724   3.0  
Average 2017   381,241   368,279   12,962   3.4  
Average 2016   369,462   356,462   13,000   3.5  
Average 2015   363,361   347,521   15,840   4.4  
Average 2014   357,425   338,747   18,678   5.2  
Average 2013   349,996   328,545   21,451   6.1  
Average 2012   345,144   324,335   20,809   6.0  
Average 2011   340,754   318,544   22,210   6.5  
Average 2010   338,798   313,362   25,436   7.5  

2018 Average Employment and Wages
by Industry     All Ownership

 IndustryEstablish-
ments  
Total  
Wages
Average   
Employment
Average    
Weekly Wage
Total, All Industries28,760  $66,986,547,088651,658  $1,977  
Construction859  $1,739,301,76615,195  $2,201  
Manufacturing303  $606,767,9037,213  $1,618  
Utilities34  $240,634,4381,903  $2,432  
Wholesale Trade843  $922,443,9989,259  $1,916  
Retail Trade2,250  $1,740,441,34033,765  $991  
Transportation and Warehousing432  $2,005,949,54227,407  $1,408  
Information896  $2,088,720,45718,971  $2,117  
Finance and Insurance1,926  $17,048,580,89567,990  $4,822  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing1,273  $1,603,967,02013,969  $2,208  
Professional and Technical Services4,758  $12,700,979,89787,487  $2,792  
Management of Companies and Enterprises202  $1,528,643,3008,842  $3,325  
Administrative and Waste Services1,200  $1,963,316,48433,102  $1,141  
Educational Services546  $4,249,550,46554,491  $1,500  
Health Care and Social Assistance7,147  $11,180,879,332141,409  $1,521  
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation387  $993,425,32411,505  $1,661  
Accommodation and Food Services2,363  $2,055,458,94662,779  $630  
Other Services, Except Public Administration2,828  $1,063,633,39221,845  $936  
Public Administration509  $3,251,220,32234,476  $1,814  
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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