Greater Boston has second lowest unemployment rate of major US cities
Oct 2011 19

According to an analysis from the National Association of Realtors, the Boston metropolitan area has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

Measured in percentages, Boston had about a 6.3% unemployment rate, the latest data available. Only Washington, D.C. did better, with a rate around 6.1%. Las Vegas has a rate over 14%, with Detroit second at about 13%.

Nearby New York is around 8% while San Francisco’s near 10%.

Below, changes to the metro-Boston unemployment rate during the past five years.

boston unemployment 2007-2011

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