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 3,634,800 3,573,500 3,616,200 3,479,200 3,437,800 3,427,500 155,600 135,700 188,800 4.3 % 3.8 % 5.2 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,583,864 1,557,621 1,568,496 1,523,517 1,505,958 1,495,649 60,347 51,663 72,847 3.8 % 3.3 % 4.6 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,365 105,468 105,830 101,088 100,901 99,501 5,277 4,567 6,329 5.0 % 4.3 % 6.0 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 157,623 154,772 156,766 152,076 149,991 150,062 5,547 4,781 6,704 3.5 % 3.1 % 4.3 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 116,802 114,178 114,569 112,553 110,355 109,384 4,249 3,823 5,185 3.6 % 3.3 % 4.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 96,125 94,846 96,140 90,935 90,106 89,665 5,190 4,740 6,475 5.4 % 5.0 % 6.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 185,624 183,285 184,601 177,509 176,117 174,829 8,115 7,168 9,772 4.4 % 3.9 % 5.3 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,242 82,653 84,184 80,574 79,435 79,713 3,668 3,218 4,471 4.4 % 3.9 % 5.3 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,918 8,769 8,862 8,598 8,483 8,469 320 286 393 3.6 % 3.3 % 4.4 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,268 89,894 90,526 87,542 86,656 86,076 3,726 3,238 4,450 4.1 % 3.6 % 4.9 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 83,427 82,358 82,696 79,620 79,003 78,067 3,807 3,355 4,629 4.6 % 4.1 % 5.6 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 131,441 122,718 130,790 126,101 117,680 124,097 5,340 5,038 6,693 4.1 % 4.1 % 5.1 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,887 76,092 76,699 72,985 72,697 71,950 3,902 3,395 4,749 5.1 % 4.5 % 6.2 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,872 83,276 84,850 79,950 78,905 78,708 4,922 4,371 6,142 5.8 % 5.2 % 7.2 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 44,915 43,406 44,396 42,820 41,504 41,979 2,095 1,902 2,417 4.7 % 4.4 % 5.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 144,182 142,245 144,129 137,120 136,021 135,474 7,062 6,224 8,655 4.9 % 4.4 % 6.0 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 364,169 363,601 367,370 344,365 346,297 344,600 19,804 17,304 22,770 5.4 % 4.8 % 6.2 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 349,703 346,484 348,789 333,389 332,161 329,423 16,314 14,323 19,366 4.7 % 4.1 % 5.6 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,038 9,943 10,032 9,483 9,450 9,367 555 493 665 5.5 % 5.0 % 6.6 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,181 20,059 20,500 19,395 19,364 19,527 786 695 973 3.9 % 3.5 % 4.7 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,715 10,498 10,762 10,074 9,929 10,004 641 569 758 6.0 % 5.4 % 7.0 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,870 9,129 10,839 10,469 8,709 10,321 401 420 518 3.7 % 4.6 % 4.8 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,615 3,501 3,674 3,483 3,380 3,507 132 121 167 3.7 % 3.5 % 4.5 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,410 11,030 11,448 11,016 10,667 10,972 394 363 476 3.5 % 3.3 % 4.2 %
Nantucket County/town MA 8,457 7,089 8,273 8,247 6,869 8,005 210 220 268 2.5 % 3.1 % 3.2 %