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746
Job Openings
3.5%
Unemployment Rate
$65,860
Median Base Salary
667k
Population

Boston has the 24th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Boston area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Boston has the 9th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Boston is above average at $65,860, and the median cost of a home in Boston is $379,500, which is above the national average. 44% of workers in Boston hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Boston. 40% of Boston workers drive to work alone, 32% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 19% walk. People in Boston spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

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