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 3,612,900 3,603,300 3,523,800 3,431,900 3,409,300 3,303,000 181,000 194,000 220,800 5.0 % 5.4 % 6.3 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,567,266 1,559,665 1,527,170 1,503,450 1,491,214 1,450,232 63,816 68,451 76,938 4.1 % 4.4 % 5.0 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 107,321 107,297 104,847 101,439 101,034 97,558 5,882 6,263 7,289 5.5 % 5.8 % 7.0 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 156,714 156,347 152,446 150,501 149,793 144,958 6,213 6,554 7,488 4.0 % 4.2 % 4.9 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 112,325 111,697 110,048 106,662 105,608 103,321 5,663 6,089 6,727 5.0 % 5.5 % 6.1 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,523 95,301 93,573 89,085 88,514 85,632 6,438 6,787 7,941 6.7 % 7.1 % 8.5 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 185,463 185,036 180,449 176,264 175,171 168,933 9,199 9,865 11,516 5.0 % 5.3 % 6.4 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,461 84,167 81,863 80,415 79,835 76,845 4,046 4,332 5,018 4.8 % 5.1 % 6.1 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,868 8,854 8,689 8,487 8,441 8,214 381 413 475 4.3 % 4.7 % 5.5 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 92,190 91,977 89,847 88,108 87,572 84,805 4,082 4,405 5,042 4.4 % 4.8 % 5.6 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 83,282 83,208 81,829 78,566 78,195 76,026 4,716 5,013 5,803 5.7 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 119,097 118,723 115,333 110,337 109,078 105,147 8,760 9,645 10,186 7.4 % 8.1 % 8.8 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,350 77,554 75,814 72,612 72,522 69,786 4,738 5,032 6,028 6.1 % 6.5 % 8.0 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 86,183 86,714 84,295 79,207 79,083 75,820 6,976 7,631 8,475 8.1 % 8.8 % 10.1 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,872 43,955 43,188 41,199 41,132 39,841 2,673 2,823 3,347 6.1 % 6.4 % 7.7 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 146,005 145,888 143,314 136,131 135,299 131,174 9,874 10,589 12,140 6.8 % 7.3 % 8.5 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 371,660 371,216 363,752 349,335 347,510 336,807 22,325 23,706 26,945 6.0 % 6.4 % 7.4 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 354,076 352,932 343,949 334,794 332,406 320,727 19,282 20,526 23,222 5.4 % 5.8 % 6.8 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,078 10,060 9,927 9,393 9,347 9,061 685 713 866 6.8 % 7.1 % 8.7 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,593 20,576 20,218 19,556 19,472 18,977 1,037 1,104 1,241 5.0 % 5.4 % 6.1 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,787 10,871 10,693 10,083 10,111 9,869 704 760 824 6.5 % 7.0 % 7.7 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 7,940 7,973 8,107 7,090 7,042 7,070 850 931 1,037 10.7 % 11.7 % 12.8 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland, MA LMA 3,571 3,587 3,539 3,381 3,387 3,294 190 200 245 5.3 % 5.6 % 6.9 %
Great Barrington, MA LMA 11,354 11,491 11,153 10,784 10,863 10,462 570 628 691 5.0 % 5.5 % 6.2 %
Nantucket, County/town MA 5,613 5,482 5,471 5,015 4,815 4,826 598 667 645 10.7 % 12.2 % 11.8 %