LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Labor Force
Mar 2017
Labor Force
Apr 2016
Employment
Apr 2017
Employment
Mar 2017
Employment
Apr 2016
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
Mar 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2016
Rate %
Apr 2017
Rate %
Mar 2017
Rate %
Apr 2016
Massachusetts
3,684,300 3,670,700 3,571,600
3,543,900 3,527,900 3,435,400
140,500 142,900 136,200
3.8 3.9 3.8
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,618,979 1,612,545 1,563,071
1,567,004 1,561,529 1,512,867
51,975 51,016 50,204
3.2 3.2 3.2
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
108,749 108,095 104,796
104,097 103,439 100,193
4,652 4,656 4,603
4.3 4.3 4.4
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
158,944 158,590 154,538
153,907 153,463 149,772
5,037 5,127 4,766
3.2 3.2 3.1
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
116,057 115,089 112,701
111,901 110,703 108,758
4,156 4,386 3,943
3.6 3.8 3.5
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
97,449 97,199 95,270
92,396 92,109 90,373
5,053 5,090 4,897
5.2 5.2 5.1
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
190,030 189,970 184,304
182,615 182,530 177,125
7,415 7,440 7,179
3.9 3.9 3.9
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
85,045 84,763 82,978
81,929 81,595 79,827
3,116 3,168 3,151
3.7 3.7 3.8
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,108 9,070 8,850
8,821 8,778 8,568
287 292 282
3.2 3.2 3.2
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
92,287 92,234 90,037
89,096 89,097 86,827
3,191 3,137 3,210
3.5 3.4 3.6
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
84,188 83,941 81,881
80,629 80,270 78,376
3,559 3,671 3,505
4.2 4.4 4.3
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
120,703 118,174 117,244
115,031 111,395 111,642
5,672 6,779 5,602
4.7 5.7 4.8
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
78,113 77,992 76,164
74,518 74,350 72,632
3,595 3,642 3,532
4.6 4.7 4.6
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
87,116 86,801 83,080
82,355 81,545 78,441
4,761 5,256 4,639
5.5 6.1 5.6
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
42,934 43,332 41,929
40,782 41,129 39,925
2,152 2,203 2,004
5.0 5.1 4.8
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
146,204 146,340 142,840
139,250 138,692 136,199
6,954 7,648 6,641
4.8 5.2 4.6
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
374,671 373,136 365,400
357,606 355,631 348,238
17,065 17,505 17,162
4.6 4.7 4.7
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
354,404 353,873 345,162
339,915 338,939 330,842
14,489 14,934 14,320
4.1 4.2 4.1
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,976 10,015 9,795
9,467 9,520 9,287
509 495 508
5.1 4.9 5.2
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
20,407 20,566 20,269
19,648 19,801 19,549
759 765 720
3.7 3.7 3.6
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,663 10,642 10,549
10,089 10,075 9,958
574 567 591
5.4 5.3 5.6
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
8,370 8,047 8,333
7,852 7,405 7,821
518 642 512
6.2 8.0 6.1
Buckland MA LMA
3,509 3,526 3,478
3,368 3,371 3,358
141 155 120
4.0 4.4 3.5
Great Barrington MA LMA
10,752 11,264 10,644
10,328 10,756 10,247
424 508 397
3.9 4.5 3.7
Nantucket County/town MA
6,258 5,870 6,038
5,936 5,373 5,751
322 497 287
5.1 8.5 4.8