LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Labor Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Apr 2018
Labor Force
Mar 2018
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Employment
Apr 2018
Employment
Mar 2018
Employment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2018
Unemployment
Mar 2018
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Rate %
Apr 2018
Rate %
Mar 2018
Rate %
Apr 2017
Massachusetts
3,751,000 3,726,800 3,646,800
3,627,800 3,583,900 3,516,200
123,200 142,800 130,600
3.3 3.8 3.6
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
1,651,403 1,636,965 1,603,267
1,606,038 1,585,943 1,554,908
45,365 51,022 48,359
2.7 3.1 3.0
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
110,391 109,600 107,145
106,452 105,081 102,808
3,939 4,519 4,337
3.6 4.1 4.0
Framingham MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
160,235 159,403 156,599
155,863 154,291 151,904
4,372 5,112 4,695
2.7 3.2 3.0
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
117,868 116,873 113,939
114,212 112,767 110,082
3,656 4,106 3,857
3.1 3.5 3.4
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
99,063 98,680 96,718
94,550 93,647 91,952
4,513 5,033 4,766
4.6 5.1 4.9
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
195,158 194,029 189,352
188,780 186,762 182,520
6,378 7,267 6,832
3.3 3.7 3.6
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
86,676 86,141 84,307
83,980 83,084 81,433
2,696 3,057 2,874
3.1 3.5 3.4
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
9,186 9,171 8,920
8,898 8,831 8,655
288 340 265
3.1 3.7 3.0
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
93,634 93,234 92,000
90,765 90,008 89,035
2,869 3,226 2,965
3.1 3.5 3.2
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division NECTA Division(2010)
85,861 85,451 83,438
82,807 81,788 80,113
3,054 3,663 3,325
3.6 4.3 4.0
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
122,281 119,703 118,544
117,115 112,731 113,238
5,166 6,972 5,306
4.2 5.8 4.5
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
80,168 79,926 77,893
77,057 76,326 74,550
3,111 3,600 3,343
3.9 4.5 4.3
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
86,373 86,994 84,366
82,071 81,625 79,916
4,302 5,369 4,450
5.0 6.2 5.3
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
42,910 42,963 42,552
41,005 40,744 40,576
1,905 2,219 1,976
4.4 5.2 4.6
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
149,683 149,634 145,468
143,435 141,955 138,968
6,248 7,679 6,500
4.2 5.1 4.5
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
378,223 377,699 370,839
363,039 360,383 354,786
15,184 17,316 16,053
4.0 4.6 4.3
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA Metropolitan NECTA(2010)
361,200 360,301 352,180
348,353 345,706 338,641
12,847 14,595 13,539
3.6 4.1 3.8
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,010 10,018 9,719
9,569 9,513 9,255
441 505 464
4.4 5.0 4.8
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
21,087 20,988 20,615
20,419 20,213 19,912
668 775 703
3.2 3.7 3.4
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
10,679 10,569 10,588
10,197 10,033 10,056
482 536 532
4.5 5.1 5.0
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA Micropolitan NECTA(2010)
8,654 8,181 8,226
8,162 7,505 7,751
492 676 475
5.7 8.3 5.8
Buckland MA LMA
3,618 3,561 3,521
3,491 3,417 3,399
127 144 122
3.5 4.0 3.5
Great Barrington MA LMA
10,726 10,912 10,437
10,320 10,380 10,049
406 532 388
3.8 4.9 3.7
Nantucket County/town MA
6,352 5,873 6,088
6,021 5,312 5,786
331 561 302
5.2 9.6 5.0