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 3,542,300 3,527,800 3,469,700 3,361,300 3,309,400 3,231,100 181,000 218,400 238,600 5.1 % 6.2 % 6.9 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,586,425 1,573,404 1,549,806 1,514,864 1,487,247 1,455,584 71,561 86,157 94,222 4.5 % 5.5 % 6.1 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 131,086 130,232 129,052 123,785 121,326 119,562 7,301 8,906 9,490 5.6 % 6.8 % 7.4 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 152,056 151,114 148,477 145,818 143,640 140,145 6,238 7,474 8,332 4.1 % 4.9 % 5.6 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 127,974 126,785 125,490 121,901 119,690 117,384 6,073 7,095 8,106 4.7 % 5.6 % 6.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 73,997 74,127 74,337 68,113 67,200 66,175 5,884 6,927 8,162 8.0 % 9.3 % 11.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 158,110 157,165 154,569 150,002 147,329 143,795 8,108 9,836 10,774 5.1 % 6.3 % 7.0 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,244 63,157 62,304 59,944 59,127 57,987 3,300 4,030 4,317 5.2 % 6.4 % 6.9 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 136,113 140,702 133,460 129,407 132,844 124,669 6,706 7,858 8,791 4.9 % 5.6 % 6.6 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,605,154 2,586,279 2,551,669 2,483,033 2,439,972 2,389,772 122,121 146,307 161,897 4.7 % 5.7 % 6.3 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,440 71,258 70,575 66,798 65,605 64,168 4,642 5,653 6,407 6.5 % 7.9 % 9.1 %
New Bedford, MA 88,085 88,154 87,651 81,558 80,284 78,666 6,527 7,870 8,985 7.4 % 8.9 % 10.3 %
Pittsfield, MA 38,187 38,172 37,536 36,172 35,749 34,840 2,015 2,423 2,696 5.3 % 6.3 % 7.2 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 148,089 149,254 147,011 138,584 137,041 134,047 9,505 12,213 12,964 6.4 % 8.2 % 8.8 %
Springfield, MA-CT 349,319 346,493 341,036 328,194 321,993 314,446 21,125 24,500 26,590 6.0 % 7.1 % 7.8 %
Worcester, MA-CT 298,233 296,022 290,750 281,623 276,153 269,018 16,610 19,869 21,732 5.6 % 6.7 % 7.5 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 27,218 25,554 26,690 26,193 24,279 25,360 1,025 1,275 1,330 3.8 % 5.0 % 5.0 %
Athol, MA 10,296 10,326 10,267 9,599 9,501 9,350 697 825 917 6.8 % 8.0 % 8.9 %
Greenfield, MA 21,895 21,786 21,592 20,853 20,531 20,173 1,042 1,255 1,419 4.8 % 5.8 % 6.6 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,865 16,854 16,756 15,838 15,585 15,459 1,027 1,269 1,297 6.1 % 7.5 % 7.7 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,237 16,338 16,019 15,661 15,674 15,262 576 664 757 3.5 % 4.1 % 4.7 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 8,265 9,704 8,105 7,994 9,414 7,775 271 290 330 3.3 % 3.0 % 4.1 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 11,330 13,026 11,217 10,820 12,475 10,544 510 551 673 4.5 % 4.2 % 6.0 %