LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Mar 2018
Labor Force
Feb 2018
Labor Force
Mar 2017
Employment
Mar 2018
Employment
Feb 2018
Employment
Mar 2017
Unemployment
Mar 2018
Unemployment
Feb 2018
Unemployment
Mar 2017
Rate %
Mar 2018
Rate %
Feb 2018
Rate %
Mar 2017
Massachusetts
3,726,900 3,700,500 3,657,700
3,583,900 3,551,100 3,508,000
143,100 149,400 149,600
3.8 4.0 4.1
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,637,088 1,625,494 1,606,115
1,586,005 1,572,400 1,553,090
51,083 53,094 53,025
3.1 3.3 3.3
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
109,557 108,845 107,288
105,032 104,169 102,443
4,525 4,676 4,845
4.1 4.3 4.5
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
159,347 158,304 157,555
154,224 152,965 152,223
5,123 5,339 5,332
3.2 3.4 3.4
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
117,187 115,673 113,841
113,073 111,370 109,384
4,114 4,303 4,457
3.5 3.7 3.9
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
98,693 97,798 97,000
93,660 92,684 91,635
5,033 5,114 5,365
5.1 5.2 5.5
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
193,977 192,632 189,753
186,696 185,113 182,069
7,281 7,519 7,684
3.8 3.9 4.0
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
86,075 85,469 84,684
83,017 82,254 81,423
3,058 3,215 3,261
3.6 3.8 3.9
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,168 9,104 8,980
8,828 8,746 8,670
340 358 310
3.7 3.9 3.5
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
93,203 92,614 92,466
89,966 89,246 89,207
3,237 3,368 3,259
3.5 3.6 3.5
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
85,414 84,826 83,921
81,742 80,896 80,059
3,672 3,930 3,862
4.3 4.6 4.6
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
120,007 118,365 116,830
113,014 110,645 109,730
6,993 7,720 7,100
5.8 6.5 6.1
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
79,885 79,539 78,264
76,272 75,795 74,471
3,613 3,744 3,793
4.5 4.7 4.8
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
86,940 86,506 85,394
81,558 80,740 79,847
5,382 5,766 5,547
6.2 6.7 6.5
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
42,978 42,934 43,083
40,758 40,617 40,797
2,220 2,317 2,286
5.2 5.4 5.3
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
149,610 148,586 146,913
141,911 140,392 138,442
7,699 8,194 8,471
5.1 5.5 5.8
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
377,167 374,989 371,728
359,818 357,030 353,202
17,349 17,959 18,526
4.6 4.8 5.0
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
360,920 358,637 354,567
346,307 343,286 339,234
14,613 15,351 15,333
4.0 4.3 4.3
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,012 9,959 9,839
9,506 9,442 9,338
506 517 501
5.1 5.2 5.1
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
20,969 20,838 20,718
20,190 20,008 19,930
779 830 788
3.7 4.0 3.8
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,564 10,507 10,475
10,028 9,965 9,886
536 542 589
5.1 5.2 5.6
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
8,178 8,157 8,049
7,498 7,416 7,388
680 741 661
8.3 9.1 8.2
Buckland MA LMA
3,558 3,530 3,532
3,413 3,382 3,379
145 148 153
4.1 4.2 4.3
Great Barrington MA LMA
10,907 10,979 10,841
10,374 10,431 10,307
533 548 534
4.9 5.0 4.9
Nantucket County/town MA
5,870 5,804 5,722
5,308 5,149 5,205
562 655 517
9.6 11.3 9.0