LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
May 2018
Labor Force
Apr 2018
Labor Force
May 2017
Employment
May 2018
Employment
Apr 2018
Employment
May 2017
Unemployment
May 2018
Unemployment
Apr 2018
Unemployment
May 2017
Rate %
May 2018
Rate %
Apr 2018
Rate %
May 2017
Massachusetts
3,789,500 3,751,400 3,642,300
3,662,700 3,628,200 3,507,300
126,900 123,200 135,000
3.3 3.3 3.7
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,665,575 1,651,163 1,597,829
1,617,266 1,605,802 1,545,597
48,309 45,361 52,232
2.9 2.7 3.3
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
110,767 110,299 106,809
106,658 106,358 102,307
4,109 3,941 4,502
3.7 3.6 4.2
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
161,649 160,238 156,175
157,126 155,862 151,281
4,523 4,376 4,894
2.8 2.7 3.1
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
119,248 118,042 114,282
115,669 114,386 110,509
3,579 3,656 3,773
3.0 3.1 3.3
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
100,161 99,149 96,305
95,515 94,636 91,496
4,646 4,513 4,809
4.6 4.6 5.0
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
196,609 195,454 188,701
190,036 189,078 181,758
6,573 6,376 6,943
3.3 3.3 3.7
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
87,758 86,644 84,060
84,903 83,949 80,981
2,855 2,695 3,079
3.3 3.1 3.7
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,277 9,179 8,913
8,995 8,892 8,635
282 287 278
3.0 3.1 3.1
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
94,644 93,616 91,557
91,593 90,745 88,419
3,051 2,871 3,138
3.2 3.1 3.4
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
86,495 85,776 83,254
83,403 82,723 79,915
3,092 3,053 3,339
3.6 3.6 4.0
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
128,562 122,225 122,797
123,708 117,059 117,729
4,854 5,166 5,068
3.8 4.2 4.1
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
80,852 80,212 77,682
77,766 77,102 74,368
3,086 3,110 3,314
3.8 3.9 4.3
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
86,721 86,418 84,269
82,446 82,118 79,876
4,275 4,300 4,393
4.9 5.0 5.2
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
43,830 42,950 42,930
41,997 41,045 41,030
1,833 1,905 1,900
4.2 4.4 4.4
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
150,813 149,610 145,445
144,824 143,366 139,152
5,989 6,244 6,293
4.0 4.2 4.3
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
379,850 378,368 368,883
364,268 363,181 352,565
15,582 15,187 16,318
4.1 4.0 4.4
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
364,259 361,436 351,768
351,133 348,588 337,897
13,126 12,848 13,871
3.6 3.6 3.9
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,082 10,014 9,723
9,644 9,573 9,288
438 441 435
4.3 4.4 4.5
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
21,164 21,094 20,561
20,512 20,427 19,858
652 667 703
3.1 3.2 3.4
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,772 10,684 10,529
10,286 10,202 10,000
486 482 529
4.5 4.5 5.0
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,482 8,657 8,962
9,054 8,165 8,564
428 492 398
4.5 5.7 4.4
Buckland MA LMA
3,676 3,619 3,574
3,571 3,492 3,447
105 127 127
2.9 3.5 3.6
Great Barrington MA LMA
11,115 10,730 10,788
10,766 10,325 10,425
349 405 363
3.1 3.8 3.4
Nantucket County/town MA
7,422 6,354 6,923
7,174 6,024 6,688
248 330 235
3.3 5.2 3.4