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 3,584,800 3,550,300 3,535,400 3,367,600 3,350,100 3,276,800 217,200 200,200 258,700 6.1 % 5.6 % 7.3 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,600,031 1,583,698 1,569,154 1,515,418 1,504,657 1,468,483 84,613 79,041 100,671 5.3 % 5.0 % 6.4 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 131,973 130,873 129,963 122,921 122,612 119,371 9,052 8,261 10,592 6.9 % 6.3 % 8.2 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 153,371 152,436 151,088 146,051 145,616 142,147 7,320 6,820 8,941 4.8 % 4.5 % 5.9 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 129,310 128,990 127,289 122,010 122,050 118,868 7,300 6,940 8,421 5.6 % 5.4 % 6.6 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 75,306 75,275 75,897 68,471 68,822 67,380 6,835 6,453 8,517 9.1 % 8.6 % 11.2 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 159,367 157,831 157,132 149,542 148,700 145,460 9,825 9,131 11,672 6.2 % 5.8 % 7.4 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 64,105 63,758 62,888 60,007 60,052 58,047 4,098 3,706 4,841 6.4 % 5.8 % 7.7 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 151,588 143,663 152,621 143,920 136,374 143,446 7,668 7,289 9,175 5.1 % 5.1 % 6.0 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,627,020 2,607,215 2,583,295 2,481,372 2,471,138 2,410,265 145,648 136,077 173,030 5.5 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,730 71,714 71,626 65,906 66,461 64,612 5,824 5,253 7,014 8.1 % 7.3 % 9.8 %
New Bedford, MA 88,307 88,298 88,739 80,429 81,011 78,771 7,878 7,287 9,968 8.9 % 8.3 % 11.2 %
Pittsfield, MA 39,875 39,103 39,725 37,476 36,832 36,879 2,399 2,271 2,846 6.0 % 5.8 % 7.2 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 149,825 148,748 149,113 137,695 138,277 134,276 12,130 10,471 14,837 8.1 % 7.0 % 10.0 %
Springfield, MA-CT 345,326 346,018 341,861 320,244 323,056 312,612 25,082 22,962 29,249 7.3 % 6.6 % 8.6 %
Worcester, MA-CT 299,462 299,131 293,999 279,561 280,692 270,205 19,901 18,439 23,794 6.6 % 6.2 % 8.1 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 22,396 22,798 22,312 21,055 21,472 20,732 1,341 1,326 1,580 6.0 % 5.8 % 7.1 %
Athol, MA 10,282 10,507 10,297 9,439 9,723 9,275 843 784 1,022 8.2 % 7.5 % 9.9 %
Greenfield, MA 21,496 21,799 21,429 20,224 20,636 19,915 1,272 1,163 1,514 5.9 % 5.3 % 7.1 %
North Adams, MA-VT 17,275 17,211 17,134 15,980 15,966 15,784 1,295 1,245 1,350 7.5 % 7.2 % 7.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 17,014 16,835 16,973 16,375 16,206 16,154 639 629 819 3.8 % 3.7 % 4.8 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 11,199 9,761 11,775 10,917 9,486 11,437 282 275 338 2.5 % 2.8 % 2.9 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 15,972 14,302 15,961 15,423 13,755 15,270 549 547 691 3.4 % 3.8 % 4.3 %