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 3,545,000 3,550,800 3,576,900 3,380,500 3,389,600 3,400,800 164,400 161,200 176,000 4.6 % 4.5 % 4.9 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,542,463 1,548,535 1,552,222 1,482,621 1,487,764 1,488,588 59,842 60,771 63,634 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.1 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 105,289 105,373 106,026 99,882 100,097 100,305 5,407 5,276 5,721 5.1 % 5.0 % 5.4 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 154,062 154,284 155,169 148,386 148,740 149,174 5,676 5,544 5,995 3.7 % 3.6 % 3.9 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 110,512 111,114 110,819 105,937 106,466 105,500 4,575 4,648 5,319 4.1 % 4.2 % 4.8 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 93,925 94,183 94,612 88,116 88,411 88,308 5,809 5,772 6,304 6.2 % 6.1 % 6.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 181,268 181,662 183,662 172,752 173,172 174,632 8,516 8,490 9,030 4.7 % 4.7 % 4.9 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,239 83,211 83,807 79,396 79,401 79,758 3,843 3,810 4,049 4.6 % 4.6 % 4.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,571 8,574 8,835 8,232 8,241 8,479 339 333 356 4.0 % 3.9 % 4.0 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 89,984 90,039 90,861 86,194 86,238 86,785 3,790 3,801 4,076 4.2 % 4.2 % 4.5 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 81,224 81,344 82,724 77,070 77,401 78,396 4,154 3,943 4,328 5.1 % 4.8 % 5.2 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 117,789 118,513 118,729 110,400 111,798 111,005 7,389 6,715 7,724 6.3 % 5.7 % 6.5 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 75,557 75,373 77,003 71,323 71,339 72,403 4,234 4,034 4,600 5.6 % 5.4 % 6.0 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 83,708 82,969 84,999 77,956 77,498 78,718 5,752 5,471 6,281 6.9 % 6.6 % 7.4 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,368 42,914 44,038 40,922 40,596 41,456 2,446 2,318 2,582 5.6 % 5.4 % 5.9 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,481 142,549 143,932 134,609 135,156 135,113 7,872 7,393 8,819 5.5 % 5.2 % 6.1 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 364,237 364,320 367,277 344,130 345,202 345,380 20,107 19,118 21,897 5.5 % 5.2 % 6.0 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 345,834 345,702 348,073 329,149 329,422 329,698 16,685 16,280 18,375 4.8 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,702 9,561 9,930 9,079 8,986 9,255 623 575 675 6.4 % 6.0 % 6.8 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,983 19,841 20,402 19,062 18,993 19,426 921 848 976 4.6 % 4.3 % 4.8 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,393 10,432 10,764 9,700 9,769 10,029 693 663 735 6.7 % 6.4 % 6.8 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 7,943 8,048 8,359 7,243 7,433 7,590 700 615 769 8.8 % 7.6 % 9.2 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,450 3,415 3,579 3,295 3,269 3,392 155 146 187 4.5 % 4.3 % 5.2 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,876 10,678 11,362 10,404 10,252 10,841 472 426 521 4.3 % 4.0 % 4.6 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,008 6,066 5,932 5,556 5,749 5,465 452 317 467 7.5 % 5.2 % 7.9 %