Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,527,900 3,565,400 3,478,600 3,309,700 3,352,700 3,230,900 218,200 212,800 247,700 6.2 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,574,286 1,592,195 1,547,592 1,488,248 1,509,853 1,451,273 86,038 82,342 96,319 5.5 % 5.2 % 6.2 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 130,240 131,285 128,847 121,355 122,443 118,944 8,885 8,842 9,903 6.8 % 6.7 % 7.7 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 151,152 152,800 148,275 143,697 145,611 139,739 7,455 7,189 8,536 4.9 % 4.7 % 5.8 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 126,515 126,736 125,703 119,442 119,306 117,579 7,073 7,430 8,124 5.6 % 5.9 % 6.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 74,004 74,225 74,764 67,098 67,125 66,175 6,906 7,100 8,589 9.3 % 9.6 % 11.5 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 157,189 157,277 154,868 147,355 147,403 143,664 9,834 9,874 11,204 6.3 % 6.3 % 7.2 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,217 63,727 62,549 59,182 59,660 58,058 4,035 4,067 4,491 6.4 % 6.4 % 7.2 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 140,651 151,492 137,706 132,818 143,950 128,856 7,833 7,542 8,850 5.6 % 5.0 % 6.4 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,586,914 2,609,057 2,550,311 2,440,819 2,465,744 2,384,403 146,095 143,313 165,908 5.6 % 5.5 % 6.5 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,220 71,164 70,749 65,573 65,482 64,054 5,647 5,682 6,695 7.9 % 8.0 % 9.5 %
New Bedford, MA 88,204 88,185 87,941 80,344 80,281 78,391 7,860 7,904 9,550 8.9 % 9.0 % 10.9 %
Pittsfield, MA 38,130 39,154 37,811 35,713 36,849 35,007 2,417 2,305 2,804 6.3 % 5.9 % 7.4 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 149,142 149,932 148,625 136,854 137,894 134,224 12,288 12,038 14,401 8.2 % 8.0 % 9.7 %
Springfield, MA-CT 346,412 343,573 341,226 321,930 318,998 313,694 24,482 24,575 27,532 7.1 % 7.2 % 8.1 %
Worcester, MA-CT 295,600 299,426 291,201 275,726 279,956 268,612 19,874 19,470 22,589 6.7 % 6.5 % 7.8 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 25,544 22,149 25,295 24,270 20,962 23,922 1,274 1,187 1,373 5.0 % 5.4 % 5.4 %
Athol, MA 10,319 10,192 10,343 9,495 9,373 9,360 824 819 983 8.0 % 8.0 % 9.5 %
Greenfield, MA 21,777 21,331 21,622 20,522 20,114 20,172 1,255 1,217 1,450 5.8 % 5.7 % 6.7 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,833 16,694 16,688 15,576 15,454 15,371 1,257 1,240 1,317 7.5 % 7.4 % 7.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,325 16,722 16,233 15,665 16,109 15,472 660 613 761 4.0 % 3.7 % 4.7 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 9,701 11,513 9,760 9,411 11,236 9,438 290 277 322 3.0 % 2.4 % 3.3 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 13,018 15,529 13,030 12,471 15,022 12,353 547 507 677 4.2 % 3.3 % 5.2 %