The New Eng­land Eco­nomic Part­ner­ship, a non­profit fore­casting group, projects that con­struc­tion will expe­ri­ence the strongest job growth over the next five years, increasing employ­ment by more than 25 per­cent by the end of 2017.

Con­struc­tion was hit hardest in the reces­sion,” said Alan Clayton-​​Matthews, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity eco­nomics pro­fessor. “Over the coming years it will add the most jobs, and that will be restoring the jobs that essen­tially were lost in the recession.”

Other indus­tries that drive the state’s economy are also pro­jected to expe­ri­ence solid job growth. Employ­ment in pro­fes­sional and busi­ness ser­vices is fore­cast to grow more than 13 per­cent over the next five years. Leisure and hos­pi­tality is pro­jected to increase employ­ment by nearly 12 percent.

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