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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,840,600 3,816,400 3,817,400 3,746,100 3,705,800 3,713,000 94,500 110,600 104,400 2.5 % 2.9 % 2.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,702,228 1,685,084 1,686,619 1,665,874 1,642,170 1,646,022 36,354 42,914 40,597 2.1 % 2.5 % 2.4 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 112,501 111,573 111,814 109,440 107,982 108,368 3,061 3,591 3,446 2.7 % 3.2 % 3.1 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 164,138 162,639 163,791 160,724 158,656 159,954 3,414 3,983 3,837 2.1 % 2.4 % 2.3 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 118,917 118,610 117,900 115,955 115,371 114,863 2,962 3,239 3,037 2.5 % 2.7 % 2.6 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 98,577 97,807 99,233 95,193 94,009 95,581 3,384 3,798 3,652 3.4 % 3.9 % 3.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 199,145 197,941 197,969 194,254 192,278 192,653 4,891 5,663 5,316 2.5 % 2.9 % 2.7 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 87,999 87,336 87,157 85,772 84,757 84,689 2,227 2,579 2,468 2.5 % 3.0 % 2.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,361 9,311 9,371 9,169 9,081 9,139 192 230 232 2.1 % 2.5 % 2.5 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 96,208 95,185 95,224 93,997 92,591 92,756 2,211 2,594 2,468 2.3 % 2.7 % 2.6 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 87,763 87,431 87,640 85,447 84,704 85,134 2,316 2,727 2,506 2.6 % 3.1 % 2.9 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 127,840 131,659 127,539 124,428 127,825 123,859 3,412 3,834 3,680 2.7 % 2.9 % 2.9 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 82,474 82,022 82,000 80,202 79,375 79,487 2,272 2,647 2,513 2.8 % 3.2 % 3.1 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 86,348 86,506 86,114 83,170 82,904 82,662 3,178 3,602 3,452 3.7 % 4.2 % 4.0 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,303 43,308 43,365 42,059 41,849 41,969 1,244 1,459 1,396 2.9 % 3.4 % 3.2 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 152,935 151,770 151,586 148,384 146,578 146,811 4,551 5,192 4,775 3.0 % 3.4 % 3.2 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 388,635 385,376 384,172 376,770 371,667 371,403 11,865 13,709 12,769 3.1 % 3.6 % 3.3 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 361,205 358,167 362,453 351,214 346,630 351,547 9,991 11,537 10,906 2.8 % 3.2 % 3.0 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,208 10,163 10,219 9,910 9,814 9,865 298 349 354 2.9 % 3.4 % 3.5 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 21,379 21,226 21,381 20,878 20,661 20,859 501 565 522 2.3 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,800 10,726 10,790 10,472 10,334 10,417 328 392 373 3.0 % 3.7 % 3.5 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,419 10,503 9,350 9,187 10,254 9,082 232 249 268 2.5 % 2.4 % 2.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,736 3,728 3,783 3,657 3,633 3,705 79 95 78 2.1 % 2.5 % 2.1 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,177 11,172 11,332 10,958 10,920 11,077 219 252 255 2.0 % 2.3 % 2.3 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,649 8,651 7,537 7,500 8,492 7,371 149 159 166 1.9 % 1.8 % 2.2 %
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