LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Aug 2017
Labor Force
Jul 2017
Labor Force
Aug 2016
Employment
Aug 2017
Employment
Jul 2017
Employment
Aug 2016
Unemployment
Aug 2017
Unemployment
Jul 2017
Unemployment
Aug 2016
Rate %
Aug 2017
Rate %
Jul 2017
Rate %
Aug 2016
Massachusetts
3,712,200 3,738,500 3,622,600
3,573,100 3,575,500 3,499,600
139,100 163,000 123,000
3.7 4.4 3.4
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,626,432 1,637,404 1,580,414
1,572,681 1,574,212 1,533,395
53,751 63,192 47,019
3.3 3.9 3.0
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
107,754 108,829 104,951
102,931 103,111 100,727
4,823 5,718 4,224
4.5 5.3 4.0
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
159,480 160,268 156,022
154,323 154,247 151,593
5,157 6,021 4,429
3.2 3.8 2.8
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
116,967 117,834 114,593
113,135 113,612 110,942
3,832 4,222 3,651
3.3 3.6 3.2
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
97,643 98,317 95,901
92,850 93,017 91,536
4,793 5,300 4,365
4.9 5.4 4.6
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
190,323 191,970 186,719
183,071 183,493 180,113
7,252 8,477 6,606
3.8 4.4 3.5
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
85,271 85,999 83,508
82,120 82,344 80,639
3,151 3,655 2,869
3.7 4.3 3.4
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,103 9,149 8,838
8,790 8,786 8,575
313 363 263
3.4 4.0 3.0
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
92,136 92,834 90,035
88,945 89,107 87,146
3,191 3,727 2,889
3.5 4.0 3.2
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
84,100 84,439 82,407
80,563 80,327 79,209
3,537 4,112 3,198
4.2 4.9 3.9
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
139,728 140,981 136,786
135,151 135,732 132,703
4,577 5,249 4,083
3.3 3.7 3.0
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
77,910 78,197 76,044
74,431 74,108 72,865
3,479 4,089 3,179
4.5 5.2 4.2
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
87,134 87,817 83,725
82,521 82,463 79,654
4,613 5,354 4,071
5.3 6.1 4.9
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
44,619 45,101 44,004
42,784 43,033 42,438
1,835 2,068 1,566
4.1 4.6 3.6
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
146,167 146,866 143,023
139,717 139,381 137,235
6,450 7,485 5,788
4.4 5.1 4.0
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
369,510 372,891 363,047
352,228 352,413 347,084
17,282 20,478 15,963
4.7 5.5 4.4
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
351,908 354,746 345,897
337,598 338,019 332,664
14,310 16,727 13,233
4.1 4.7 3.8
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,824 9,885 9,753
9,356 9,356 9,311
468 529 442
4.8 5.4 4.5
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
20,374 20,457 20,266
19,651 19,643 19,651
723 814 615
3.5 4.0 3.0
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,459 10,864 10,434
9,966 10,262 9,968
493 602 466
4.7 5.5 4.5
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
11,990 12,085 11,849
11,678 11,725 11,566
312 360 283
2.6 3.0 2.4
Buckland MA LMA
3,617 3,651 3,661
3,500 3,513 3,548
117 138 113
3.2 3.8 3.1
Great Barrington MA LMA
11,605 11,674 11,453
11,257 11,267 11,154
348 407 299
3.0 3.5 2.6
Nantucket County/town MA
9,522 9,578 9,290
9,355 9,383 9,146
167 195 144
1.8 2.0 1.6