Boston has recovered 49% of its lost jobs from the pandemic as of Q1. This was below the US recovery rate of 52%. Boston is expected to see job growth of 3.5% in 2021 and 4.7% in 2022, while GDP is expected to grow 7.5% in 2021 and 3.4% in 2022. With its dense urban core, Boston was hit hard by the pandemic and is expected to recover its lost jobs in Q4 2023. Longer term, Boston is expected to see net 2019-2025 job growth of 1.3% which ranks 35th of the top 51 metros. Its net GDP growth rate of 12% ranks 19th.
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