More than a third of the post-recession jobs Syracuse has gained have come in the health care sector. That's a percentage that puts it near the top of cities dependent on the industry for economic growth.
According to numbers tabulated by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Institute, 35.9 percent of Syracuse's recently added jobs have been in health care. Only three other metro areas in the country had a higher percentage.
Since the height of the recession, 1,571 of the 4,379 jobs Syracuse has added were in health care. A tenth of all of Syracuse's jobs are now in the industry, up a few percentage points from before the recession.