Northeast United States jobs

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The states included in the employment report on this quadrant are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Jobs now open: 496,000

Highest unemployment rates:
(National average as of Dec. 2009: 10 percent)
1. Providence, R.I. 11.8 percent
2. New York 9.9 percent
3. Philadelphia 8.5 percent
4. Hartford, Conn. 8.0 percent
5. Buffalo, N.Y. 8.0 percent
6. Boston 7.7 percent
7. Pittsburgh 7.5 percent
Existing jobs:
The BLS lists the following Northeast cities as those with the most people working, also known as the labor force:
1. New York 8,429,000
2. Philadelphia 2,726,800
3. Boston 2,390,600
4. Pittsburgh 1,122,400
5. Providence, R.I. 674,500
6. Hartford, Conn. 617,200
7. Buffalo, N.Y. 539,000
Poised for growth — experts’ picks:
Philadelphia: “Philadelphia has evolved from a manufacturing-based economy into a service-based economy with an emphasis on biomedical and pharmaceutical fields.” — Allison Nawoj, spokeswoman for employment Web site
New York: “Areas with transportation and distribution-based economies, like New York and Miami, will bottom out soon and begin to come back.” — Sophia Koropeckj, managing director for Moody’s
Future job growth:
Northeast cities likely to see the most job growth (by percentage) over the next two years according to Moody’s
1. Buffalo, N.Y. 1.4 percent
2. Pittsburgh 1.2 percent
3. Philadelphia 0.6 percent
4. Boston 0.5 percent
Top cities for jobs today: lists this city as the one in the Northeast with the most online help wanted ads posted: Pittsburgh

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