Education jobs in Boston climb
Posted on September 10, 2017
The results are in, and it appears education jobs in Boston are growing.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2017 was 4.3 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the June rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one and one-tenth percentage points from the July 2016 rate of 5.4 percent.
The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July 2017, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month and down six-tenths of a percentage point over the year.
Payroll in Rhode Island totaled 499,200 in July, reflecting a gain of 3,100 jobs from the revised June estimate of 496,100. A total of 2,800 of the 3,100 jobs were generated in the private sector. Overall, the number of jobs in Rhode Island is up 8,500 from a year ago.
Employment in the Accommodation & Food Services sector continued to trend up in July, adding 1,400 jobs. July marks four consecutive months of job gains within the sector, totaling 3,500 jobs. Accommodation & Food Services has added 3,500 jobs over the past year.
In July, Health Care & Social Assistance employment increased by 600, recouping most of the 800 jobs which were lost in June. This industry has added 400 jobs over the year.
The number of jobs in the Manufacturing sector rose by 600 over the month and employment within the industry continues to rise. The July employment level of 41,800 is the highest level since March 2009.
Another gain of 600 jobs was reported in the Professional & Business Services sector, snapping four consecutive months of job losses. The number of jobs in this industry is down 200 over the year.