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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,886,500 3,872,000 3,847,400 3,776,600 3,759,300 3,723,300 110,000 112,700 124,100 2.8 % 2.9 % 3.2 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,714,179 1,707,837 1,691,923 1,672,668 1,664,464 1,643,985 41,511 43,373 47,938 2.4 % 2.5 % 2.8 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 112,931 111,986 111,659 109,232 108,190 107,351 3,699 3,796 4,308 3.3 % 3.4 % 3.9 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 165,241 164,536 164,523 161,280 160,466 159,980 3,961 4,070 4,543 2.4 % 2.5 % 2.8 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 120,472 121,121 119,204 117,104 117,798 115,660 3,368 3,323 3,544 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.0 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 99,648 99,392 100,289 95,755 95,545 95,923 3,893 3,847 4,366 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.4 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 201,461 200,388 198,997 195,678 194,483 192,550 5,783 5,905 6,447 2.9 % 2.9 % 3.2 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 88,668 88,208 87,679 86,098 85,591 84,829 2,570 2,617 2,850 2.9 % 3.0 % 3.3 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,482 9,448 9,370 9,245 9,204 9,088 237 244 282 2.5 % 2.6 % 3.0 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 96,155 96,241 94,981 93,684 93,660 92,061 2,471 2,581 2,920 2.6 % 2.7 % 3.1 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 88,598 87,853 87,793 85,746 85,006 84,606 2,852 2,847 3,187 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.6 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 143,423 144,550 143,248 139,652 140,646 139,137 3,771 3,904 4,111 2.6 % 2.7 % 2.9 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 82,701 82,344 82,140 79,996 79,550 79,049 2,705 2,794 3,091 3.3 % 3.4 % 3.8 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 86,932 86,927 86,541 83,246 83,289 82,433 3,686 3,638 4,108 4.2 % 4.2 % 4.7 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 45,614 45,307 45,145 44,086 43,886 43,596 1,528 1,421 1,549 3.3 % 3.1 % 3.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 153,372 152,394 151,707 148,090 147,071 145,909 5,282 5,323 5,798 3.4 % 3.5 % 3.8 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 386,784 385,839 379,615 372,550 371,478 364,191 14,234 14,361 15,424 3.7 % 3.7 % 4.1 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 362,565 359,833 362,130 350,937 347,969 349,223 11,628 11,864 12,907 3.2 % 3.3 % 3.6 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,229 10,227 10,359 9,879 9,878 9,927 350 349 432 3.4 % 3.4 % 4.2 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 21,446 21,601 21,465 20,873 21,027 20,846 573 574 619 2.7 % 2.7 % 2.9 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,965 11,142 11,161 10,600 10,746 10,729 365 396 432 3.3 % 3.6 % 3.9 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 12,485 12,678 12,506 12,254 12,431 12,244 231 247 262 1.9 % 1.9 % 2.1 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,805 3,857 3,852 3,707 3,754 3,759 98 103 93 2.6 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,736 11,869 11,875 11,493 11,614 11,580 243 255 295 2.1 % 2.1 % 2.5 %
Nantucket County/town MA 10,189 10,239 10,028 10,047 10,087 9,873 142 152 155 1.4 % 1.5 % 1.5 %
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