LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Oct 2017
Labor Force
Sep 2017
Labor Force
Oct 2016
Employment
Oct 2017
Employment
Sep 2017
Employment
Oct 2016
Unemployment
Oct 2017
Unemployment
Sep 2017
Unemployment
Oct 2016
Rate %
Oct 2017
Rate %
Sep 2017
Rate %
Oct 2016
Massachusetts
3,624,300 3,645,200 3,576,700
3,504,900 3,517,100 3,474,800
119,500 128,000 101,900
3.3 3.5 2.8
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,596,426 1,601,324 1,568,339
1,549,778 1,551,232 1,528,943
46,648 50,092 39,396
2.9 3.1 2.5
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
106,035 106,395 104,833
102,095 102,082 101,481
3,940 4,313 3,352
3.7 4.1 3.2
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
155,392 156,591 154,226
151,009 151,888 150,541
4,383 4,703 3,685
2.8 3.0 2.4
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
114,155 114,832 113,270
110,772 111,275 110,130
3,383 3,557 3,140
3.0 3.1 2.8
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
95,459 95,710 94,842
91,223 91,206 91,094
4,236 4,504 3,748
4.4 4.7 4.0
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
186,327 186,819 184,250
180,109 180,237 178,802
6,218 6,582 5,448
3.3 3.5 3.0
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
83,567 84,121 82,658
80,854 81,168 80,180
2,713 2,953 2,478
3.2 3.5 3.0
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
8,977 9,037 8,828
8,728 8,754 8,625
249 283 203
2.8 3.1 2.3
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
91,089 91,357 89,891
88,227 88,298 87,493
2,862 3,059 2,398
3.1 3.3 2.7
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
82,171 82,807 81,583
79,224 79,631 79,048
2,947 3,176 2,535
3.6 3.8 3.1
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
123,662 127,982 120,594
119,509 123,714 117,035
4,153 4,268 3,559
3.4 3.3 3.0
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
76,185 76,649 75,363
73,295 73,575 72,868
2,890 3,074 2,495
3.8 4.0 3.3
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
84,633 85,487 82,782
80,596 81,149 79,332
4,037 4,338 3,450
4.8 5.1 4.2
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
42,207 42,941 42,192
40,573 41,190 40,827
1,634 1,751 1,365
3.9 4.1 3.2
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
142,664 143,644 142,471
137,234 137,837 137,768
5,430 5,807 4,703
3.8 4.0 3.3
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
368,542 368,197 364,257
353,919 352,736 351,535
14,623 15,461 12,722
4.0 4.2 3.5
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
347,164 347,630 344,979
334,851 334,690 334,082
12,313 12,940 10,897
3.5 3.7 3.2
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,625 9,630 9,697
9,227 9,210 9,351
398 420 346
4.1 4.4 3.6
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
20,099 20,208 19,992
19,472 19,541 19,483
627 667 509
3.1 3.3 2.5
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,331 10,393 10,528
9,909 9,919 10,142
422 474 386
4.1 4.6 3.7
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
8,961 10,123 9,080
8,637 9,814 8,816
324 309 264
3.6 3.1 2.9
Buckland MA LMA
3,508 3,544 3,490
3,403 3,430 3,403
105 114 87
3.0 3.2 2.5
Great Barrington MA LMA
10,848 10,984 10,903
10,552 10,665 10,661
296 319 242
2.7 2.9 2.2
Nantucket County/town MA
7,140 8,109 7,251
6,967 7,951 7,101
173 158 150
2.4 1.9 2.1