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 3,499,100 3,481,700 3,456,000 3,268,100 3,243,800 3,210,300 231,000 237,900 245,700 6.6 % 6.8 % 7.1 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,563,461 1,556,297 1,538,228 1,481,328 1,470,569 1,452,040 82,133 85,728 86,188 5.3 % 5.5 % 5.6 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 129,933 129,135 128,540 120,590 119,561 118,547 9,343 9,574 9,993 7.2 % 7.4 % 7.8 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 150,337 149,849 148,346 142,618 141,826 140,120 7,719 8,023 8,226 5.1 % 5.4 % 5.5 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 127,093 126,236 124,722 119,284 118,181 116,453 7,809 8,055 8,269 6.1 % 6.4 % 6.6 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 74,887 74,459 74,928 67,325 66,865 66,224 7,562 7,594 8,704 10.1 % 10.2 % 11.6 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 156,693 155,953 155,142 146,604 145,586 144,098 10,089 10,367 11,044 6.4 % 6.6 % 7.1 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,252 63,130 62,306 58,869 58,609 57,636 4,383 4,521 4,670 6.9 % 7.2 % 7.5 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 127,328 126,383 125,025 116,501 114,932 113,753 10,827 11,451 11,272 8.5 % 9.1 % 9.0 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,577,969 2,565,806 2,540,853 2,431,410 2,413,746 2,384,556 146,559 152,060 156,297 5.7 % 5.9 % 6.2 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,907 71,452 71,376 65,570 65,029 64,480 6,337 6,423 6,896 8.8 % 9.0 % 9.7 %
New Bedford, MA 89,190 88,667 88,423 79,583 78,666 78,022 9,607 10,001 10,401 10.8 % 11.3 % 11.8 %
Pittsfield, MA 37,739 37,875 37,893 34,883 34,890 35,016 2,856 2,985 2,877 7.6 % 7.9 % 7.6 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 151,304 149,772 150,690 134,812 133,833 132,723 16,492 15,939 17,967 10.9 % 10.6 % 11.9 %
Springfield, MA-CT 344,362 342,806 341,531 317,948 315,676 313,732 26,414 27,130 27,799 7.7 % 7.9 % 8.1 %
Worcester, MA-CT 294,593 293,387 292,817 273,851 271,985 270,394 20,742 21,402 22,423 7.0 % 7.3 % 7.7 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 26,968 26,798 26,550 25,931 25,689 25,604 1,037 1,109 946 3.8 % 4.1 % 3.6 %
Athol, MA 10,498 10,431 10,486 9,586 9,514 9,519 912 917 967 8.7 % 8.8 % 9.2 %
Greenfield, MA 22,066 22,034 21,933 20,657 20,572 20,456 1,409 1,462 1,477 6.4 % 6.6 % 6.7 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,598 16,567 16,724 15,350 15,254 15,346 1,248 1,313 1,378 7.5 % 7.9 % 8.2 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,048 16,204 16,066 15,118 15,276 15,041 930 928 1,025 5.8 % 5.7 % 6.4 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 6,062 5,939 5,972 5,394 5,180 5,296 668 759 676 11.0 % 12.8 % 11.3 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 9,692 9,653 9,571 8,621 8,511 8,463 1,071 1,142 1,108 11.1 % 11.8 % 11.6 %