Research Publications

Explore the BPDA Research Division publications below by keyword, neighborhood, or topic. If you have questions about these documents, or are looking for specific information, please review the Frequently Requested Information page. This page features publications covering the most requested economic and demographic data for Boston.

Boston's Economy 2023

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

May 12 2023 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2023 covers trends in employment, wages, housing prices, and real estate.

Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Importance of Small and Micro Businesses in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Feb 15 2019 Publication Date

An analysis of micro businesses (less than 5 employees) and small businesses (less than 50 employees) in Boston, focusing on industry distribution, employment, and economic impact.

Topics: Labor Market
Trends in Boston Business Establishments and Payroll Employment

N/A Neighborhoods

May 10 2018 Publication Date

This presentation looks at trends over the past 15 years in Boston business establishments and payroll employment. The analysis looks at trends in business services, education, health care and social assistance, consumer services, and production and transportation industries.

Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Workforce: An Assessment of Labor Market Outcomes and Opportunities

N/A Neighborhoods

Mar 15 2016 Publication Date

This report takes stock of the current and projected labor market conditions facing Boston residents. It focuses on three major areas:

  • -Assessing current labor market outcomes for Boston residents.
  • -Contrasting the employment outcomes of residents to those of non-residents working in the city.
  • -Exploring recent and projected trends in the local economy and the job opportunities available to city residents.

Topics: Labor Market
Boston's Economy - 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 19 2015 Publication Date

Boston's economy has grown steadily since the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009, outperforming both Massachusetts and the nation with annual job growth of 2.0 percent between 2010 and 2014. This report describes Boston's economy in terms of jobs, unemployment, wages, key industries, and real estate.

Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Growing Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 16 2015 Publication Date

This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the economy of Boston. Presentation sections include A Growing Economy, Strong Core Industries, A Vibrant Labor Market (Jobs in Boston), A Productive Resident Labor Force, and A Booming Real Estate Market.

Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston in Context: Neighborhoods - 2015

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 04 2015 Publication Date

This publication compares Boston and its neighborhoods to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic and housing characteristics. This report uses a combination of 2010 Census data and 2009-2013 American Community Survey data.

Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Language, Race
Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 07 2014 Publication Date

Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns examines private sector employment by neighborhood. It provides information on Boston's leading industries and employers, employment size, and the location of businesses and jobs in Boston.

Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
2014 NIH Report

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 23 2014 Publication Date


Topics: Income & Poverty, Labor Market
High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 23 2014 Publication Date

Immigrants are an increasingly important source of labor for the Massachusetts economy. This presentation explores immigrant workers in Massachusetts with a Bachelor's degree or higher, defined as "high-skilled."

Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race