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 3,548,600 3,575,800 3,473,800 3,377,800 3,388,200 3,241,700 170,800 187,500 232,100 4.8 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,591,908 1,603,796 1,550,837 1,528,629 1,531,436 1,464,127 63,279 72,360 86,710 4.0 % 4.5 % 5.6 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 131,554 132,729 129,036 124,683 125,156 119,902 6,871 7,573 9,134 5.2 % 5.7 % 7.1 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 152,979 154,168 149,583 147,273 147,870 141,725 5,706 6,298 7,858 3.7 % 4.1 % 5.3 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 127,822 128,502 126,057 121,867 122,127 118,370 5,955 6,375 7,687 4.7 % 5.0 % 6.1 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 74,685 75,293 75,126 69,032 69,099 67,404 5,653 6,194 7,722 7.6 % 8.2 % 10.3 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 159,429 159,889 155,339 151,866 151,525 145,237 7,563 8,364 10,102 4.7 % 5.2 % 6.5 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 64,170 64,286 62,744 61,046 60,883 58,532 3,124 3,403 4,212 4.9 % 5.3 % 6.7 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 131,531 134,634 128,796 123,881 126,865 118,878 7,650 7,769 9,918 5.8 % 5.8 % 7.7 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,616,795 2,634,401 2,558,600 2,505,170 2,509,548 2,407,642 111,625 124,853 150,958 4.3 % 4.7 % 5.9 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,883 72,368 71,601 67,393 67,509 65,314 4,490 4,859 6,287 6.2 % 6.7 % 8.8 %
New Bedford, MA 89,099 89,490 88,309 82,537 82,517 79,061 6,562 6,973 9,248 7.4 % 7.8 % 10.5 %
Pittsfield, MA 38,188 38,290 37,966 36,129 36,145 35,181 2,059 2,145 2,785 5.4 % 5.6 % 7.3 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 149,375 150,308 148,708 139,106 139,878 133,846 10,269 10,430 14,862 6.9 % 6.9 % 10.0 %
Springfield, MA-CT 347,900 351,123 340,398 327,501 329,177 314,287 20,399 21,946 26,111 5.9 % 6.3 % 7.7 %
Worcester, MA-CT 298,864 301,070 291,859 283,274 283,921 270,971 15,590 17,149 20,888 5.2 % 5.7 % 7.2 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 26,624 27,548 26,215 25,748 26,458 24,963 876 1,090 1,252 3.3 % 4.0 % 4.8 %
Athol, MA 10,328 10,416 10,370 9,640 9,658 9,461 688 758 909 6.7 % 7.3 % 8.8 %
Greenfield, MA 21,847 22,026 21,606 20,806 20,942 20,201 1,041 1,084 1,405 4.8 % 4.9 % 6.5 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,764 16,921 16,566 15,718 15,783 15,257 1,046 1,138 1,309 6.2 % 6.7 % 7.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,319 16,267 16,189 15,654 15,629 15,382 665 638 807 4.1 % 3.9 % 5.0 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 7,256 7,261 6,648 6,804 6,881 6,136 452 380 512 6.2 % 5.2 % 7.7 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 10,139 10,437 10,132 9,399 9,715 9,196 740 722 936 7.3 % 6.9 % 9.2 %