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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.
2. New York
4. Hartford, Conn.
5. Buffalo, N.Y.
The BLS lists the following Northeast cities as those with the most people working, also known as the labor force:
1. New York
5. Providence, R.I.
6. Hartford, Conn.
7. Buffalo, N.Y.
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 CareerBuilder.com. 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 Economy.com
Future job growth:
Northeast cities likely to see the most job growth (by percentage) over the next two years according to Moody’s Economy.com:
1. Buffalo, N.Y.
Top cities for jobs today:
Monster.com lists this city as the one in the Northeast with the most online help wanted ads posted: Pittsburgh