Revolutionize Your Career: Employment Trends and Jobs in Boston

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What better place to find your future than the Cradle of Liberty? Massachusetts is generally a good place to seek work, given the 2.9% unemployment rate versus the national average of 3.6%. The state is going strong in other areas as well, including their progressive equity measures pursuing transparency to eliminate systemic pay disparity and protect workers. Preliminary reports suggest that 2019 will be another banner year for Massachusetts employment, with no signs of flagging in 2020. In fact, this is a record year for the state: unemployment dipped below 3% for the first time since 2000, and Massachusetts has ranked the best state for jobs in the USA.

The capital area is even stronger: jobs in Boston are ample and thriving, as evidenced by the growing employment in the region across the last six months (and the stable 300 years that preceded them). The Boston area in particular is a stronger economy in general: the state capital has an unemployment rate of only 2.3%. The Boston economy has been steadily improving since 2013, with a 5% income growth and 2.2% job growth. And Boston has a lot to offer culturally as well: the ample universities, entertainment and artistic venues are only some of the factors that earned it a place amongst the top 30 cities to live in America in 2019.

Are you ready to make your way to the Cradle of Liberty? Here is some key data to help you start your search.

Top Industries in the Boston Area

The Boston area has long been a center of commerce and education in America, but other industries are continuously growing as well: per the last Bureau of Labor Statistics report in 2018 the highest growing industry in the Boston metro area was Professional and Business Services, and manufacturing and education and health services also showed strong growth. We’ve also gathered the proportions of available positions per industry in the Boston area on Lensa to help you shape your journey:

Top Hirers and Jobs in Boston

Think you are ready to make the move to Beantown? Here are the top hirers on Lensa in the Boston area to give you a starting place:

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Paige Richmond
Paige Richmond
Paige is a Silicon Valley native who has spent the last five years based in Budapest, Hungary. After finishing her M.A. in Medieval Studies, she spent three years producing leading global HR tech conferences and building their startup product, working closely with talent industry influencers and leading practitioners. She is now a full-time content and copywriting professional.

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