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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,612,800 3,603,700 3,525,400 3,454,900 3,455,000 3,328,000 157,900 148,600 197,300 4.4 % 4.1 % 5.6 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,570,084 1,566,295 1,526,608 1,510,161 1,511,786 1,452,694 59,923 54,509 73,914 3.8 % 3.5 % 4.8 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,243 107,024 103,431 101,070 102,171 96,860 5,173 4,853 6,571 4.9 % 4.5 % 6.4 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 156,755 156,650 152,175 151,210 151,506 145,384 5,545 5,144 6,791 3.5 % 3.3 % 4.5 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 112,769 112,535 110,658 108,106 107,837 104,867 4,663 4,698 5,791 4.1 % 4.2 % 5.2 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 94,729 94,621 93,341 89,017 89,164 86,254 5,712 5,457 7,087 6.0 % 5.8 % 7.6 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 185,247 184,847 180,291 177,003 177,064 169,875 8,244 7,783 10,416 4.5 % 4.2 % 5.8 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,331 84,337 82,006 80,609 80,926 77,362 3,722 3,411 4,644 4.4 % 4.0 % 5.7 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,818 8,832 8,658 8,491 8,522 8,262 327 310 396 3.7 % 3.5 % 4.6 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,228 91,496 89,086 87,496 88,046 84,438 3,732 3,450 4,648 4.1 % 3.8 % 5.2 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,743 82,703 81,245 78,836 78,982 76,297 3,907 3,721 4,948 4.7 % 4.5 % 6.1 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 123,539 119,943 122,093 117,591 113,850 114,898 5,948 6,093 7,195 4.8 % 5.1 % 5.9 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,117 77,044 75,163 73,089 73,128 69,996 4,028 3,916 5,167 5.2 % 5.1 % 6.9 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,121 84,706 83,395 78,858 79,453 76,715 5,263 5,253 6,680 6.3 % 6.2 % 8.0 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,587 42,955 43,321 41,480 40,796 40,502 2,107 2,159 2,819 4.8 % 5.0 % 6.5 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 145,442 144,639 142,768 137,966 137,144 133,116 7,476 7,495 9,652 5.1 % 5.2 % 6.8 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 369,870 371,350 363,414 350,534 352,933 339,414 19,336 18,417 24,000 5.2 % 5.0 % 6.6 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 353,668 351,796 342,530 336,941 335,650 321,682 16,727 16,146 20,848 4.7 % 4.6 % 6.1 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,940 9,956 9,852 9,380 9,428 9,123 560 528 729 5.6 % 5.3 % 7.4 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,517 20,626 20,311 19,686 19,817 19,281 831 809 1,030 4.1 % 3.9 % 5.1 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,737 10,746 10,881 10,110 10,147 9,991 627 599 890 5.8 % 5.6 % 8.2 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,106 8,255 9,245 8,610 7,712 8,622 496 543 623 5.4 % 6.6 % 6.7 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,564 3,519 3,567 3,422 3,376 3,372 142 143 195 4.0 % 4.1 % 5.5 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,217 11,039 11,156 10,816 10,620 10,680 401 419 476 3.6 % 3.8 % 4.3 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,012 6,066 6,910 6,761 5,762 6,596 251 304 314 3.6 % 5.0 % 4.5 %