These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Massachusetts To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Massachusetts, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Boston would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Massachusetts to find a job.

After analyzing all 49 plus places in Massachusetts, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Bay State:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Somerville
  3. Concord
  4. Newton
  5. Marlborough
  6. Newburyport
  7. Melrose
  8. Canton
  9. Waltham
  10. Malden

So listen up Springfield as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Bay State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Massachusetts. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 49 places in Massachusetts to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 49, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Massachusetts”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Cambridge

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 105,026Unemployment Rate: 3.40%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 39.30%

2. Somerville

Somerville, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 75,974Unemployment Rate: 3.60%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 39.10%

3. Concord

Concord - Best Jobs Massachusetts

Source: Google Maps

Population: 18,081 Unemployment Rate: 3.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.90%

4. Newton

Newton, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 85,177Unemployment Rate: 3.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.90%

5. Marlborough

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,491Unemployment Rate: 4.60%
Recent Job Growth: 1.51%
Future Job Growth: 38.40%

6. Newburyport

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,460Unemployment Rate: 4.00%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.70%

7. Melrose

Melrose, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,043Unemployment Rate: 4.30%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.40%

8. Canton

Canton - Best Jobs Massachusetts

Source: Google Maps

Population: 21,596 Unemployment Rate: 4.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.34%
Future Job Growth: 37.90%

9. Waltham

Waltham, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,836Unemployment Rate: 4.40%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.30%

10. Malden

Malden, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,388Unemployment Rate: 4.60%
Recent Job Growth: 1.33%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Massachusetts For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Cambridge 1 105,026 3.40% 1.33% 39.30%
Somerville 2 75,974 3.60% 1.33% 39.10%
Concord 3 18,081 3.80% 1.33% 38.90%
Newton 4 85,177 3.80% 1.33% 38.90%
Marlborough 5 38,491 4.60% 1.51% 38.40%
Newburyport 6 17,460 4.00% 1.33% 38.70%
Melrose 7 27,043 4.30% 1.33% 38.40%
Canton 8 21,596 4.80% 1.34% 37.90%
Waltham 9 60,836 4.40% 1.33% 38.30%
Malden 10 59,388 4.60% 1.33% 38.10%
Haverhill 11 60,953 5.70% 1.64% 37.60%
Medford 12 56,255 4.90% 1.33% 37.80%
Northampton 13 28,642 3.80% 0.85% 37.90%
Norton 14 19,123 5.40% 1.38% 37.40%
Woburn 15 38,231 5.00% 1.33% 37.70%
Easton 16 23,220 4.70% 1.19% 37.70%
Mansfield 17 23,191 5.10% 1.33% 37.60%
Beverly 18 39,748 5.10% 1.33% 37.60%
Quincy 19 92,078 5.10% 1.33% 37.60%
Boston 20 619,662 5.20% 1.33% 37.50%
Amherst 21 38,399 4.00% 0.69% 37.40%
Rockland 22 17,518 6.10% 1.34% 36.60%
Taunton 23 55,951 6.40% 1.38% 36.40%
Pembroke 24 17,831 5.50% 1.33% 37.20%
Stoughton 25 27,249 5.70% 1.33% 37.00%
Lowell 26 106,739 6.70% 1.36% 36.00%
Everett 27 41,621 5.70% 1.33% 37.00%
Peabody 28 51,215 5.30% 1.16% 37.00%
Shrewsbury 29 35,583 4.60% 0.75% 36.90%
Salem 30 41,641 5.30% 1.16% 37.00%
Revere 31 51,729 6.10% 1.33% 36.60%
Holden 32 17,361 5.00% 0.76% 36.50%
Grafton 33 17,692 5.10% 0.75% 36.40%
Lynn 34 90,392 6.60% 1.16% 35.70%
Chelsea 35 35,527 7.10% 1.33% 35.60%
Westfield 36 41,162 6.00% 0.85% 35.70%
Gloucester 37 28,937 7.20% 1.33% 35.50%
Brockton 38 93,916 7.30% 1.19% 35.10%
Attleboro 39 43,603 6.80% 0.95% 35.10%
Chicopee 40 55,326 6.90% 0.85% 34.80%
Gardner 41 20,250 7.20% 0.79% 34.40%
Worcester 42 181,473 6.80% 0.75% 34.70%
Leominster 43 40,879 7.60% 0.79% 34.00%
Ludlow 44 21,146 8.00% 0.85% 33.70%
Holyoke 45 39,996 8.50% 0.85% 33.20%
Pittsfield 46 44,542 6.50% -0.83% 31.80%
Lawrence 47 76,331 11.90% 0.94% 30.00%
Fitchburg 48 40,314 8.70% 0.79% 32.90%
Springfield 49 153,278 8.90% 0.85% 32.80%

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