LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
May 2017
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Labor Force
May 2016
Employment
May 2017
Employment
Apr 2017
Employment
May 2016
Unemployment
May 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
May 2016
Rate %
May 2017
Rate %
Apr 2017
Rate %
May 2016
Massachusetts
3,686,700 3,684,300 3,569,600
3,534,100 3,543,700 3,438,400
152,600 140,600 131,200
4.1 3.8 3.7
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,615,846 1,616,924 1,559,619
1,556,957 1,564,882 1,509,616
58,889 52,042 50,003
3.6 3.2 3.2
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
108,218 108,780 104,333
103,136 104,119 99,909
5,082 4,661 4,424
4.7 4.3 4.2
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
158,749 158,939 154,122
153,240 153,896 149,499
5,509 5,043 4,623
3.5 3.2 3.0
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
116,132 116,165 113,395
111,920 112,011 109,591
4,212 4,154 3,804
3.6 3.6 3.4
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
97,680 97,627 95,326
92,330 92,566 90,687
5,350 5,061 4,639
5.5 5.2 4.9
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
189,866 189,951 184,144
181,985 182,537 177,183
7,881 7,414 6,961
4.2 3.9 3.8
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
85,225 84,912 83,010
81,722 81,792 79,899
3,503 3,120 3,111
4.1 3.7 3.7
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,122 9,108 8,837
8,808 8,822 8,559
314 286 278
3.4 3.1 3.1
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
92,213 92,307 89,806
88,672 89,116 86,681
3,541 3,191 3,125
3.8 3.5 3.5
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
84,139 84,202 81,671
80,378 80,638 78,423
3,761 3,564 3,248
4.5 4.2 4.0
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
124,945 120,773 121,108
119,369 115,097 116,259
5,576 5,676 4,849
4.5 4.7 4.0
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
77,916 78,186 75,991
74,170 74,589 72,711
3,746 3,597 3,280
4.8 4.6 4.3
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
87,247 86,988 82,845
82,310 82,223 78,627
4,937 4,765 4,218
5.7 5.5 5.1
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
43,287 43,039 42,335
41,113 40,887 40,505
2,174 2,152 1,830
5.0 5.0 4.3
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
146,795 146,411 142,665
139,712 139,449 136,662
7,083 6,962 6,003
4.8 4.8 4.2
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
373,604 375,918 363,259
355,354 358,834 346,563
18,250 17,084 16,696
4.9 4.5 4.6
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
354,910 354,447 345,406
339,328 339,938 331,568
15,582 14,509 13,838
4.4 4.1 4.0
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,962 9,992 9,790
9,459 9,480 9,314
503 512 476
5.0 5.1 4.9
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
20,577 20,637 20,197
19,773 19,874 19,526
804 763 671
3.9 3.7 3.3
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,651 10,673 10,490
10,051 10,101 9,944
600 572 546
5.6 5.4 5.2
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
9,042 8,378 8,902
8,588 7,859 8,496
454 519 406
5.0 6.2 4.6
Buckland MA LMA
3,584 3,528 3,534
3,437 3,386 3,418
147 142 116
4.1 4.0 3.3
Great Barrington MA LMA
10,940 10,771 10,802
10,520 10,346 10,453
420 425 349
3.8 3.9 3.2
Nantucket County/town MA
7,099 6,264 6,806
6,836 5,942 6,593
263 322 213
3.7 5.1 3.1