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 3,549,900 3,476,500 3,537,400 3,350,300 3,296,900 3,274,400 199,600 179,500 262,900 5.6 % 5.2 % 7.4 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,583,290 1,553,422 1,569,382 1,504,538 1,484,337 1,466,146 78,752 69,085 103,236 5.0 % 4.4 % 6.6 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 130,799 128,695 130,228 122,576 121,365 119,451 8,223 7,330 10,777 6.3 % 5.7 % 8.3 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 152,421 149,142 151,656 145,627 143,092 142,551 6,794 6,050 9,105 4.5 % 4.1 % 6.0 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 128,836 126,909 127,909 121,933 120,489 119,346 6,903 6,420 8,563 5.4 % 5.1 % 6.7 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 75,238 73,485 76,502 68,811 67,477 67,659 6,427 6,008 8,843 8.5 % 8.2 % 11.6 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 157,602 155,010 157,394 148,501 146,859 145,563 9,101 8,151 11,831 5.8 % 5.3 % 7.5 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,711 62,482 63,364 60,018 59,125 58,546 3,693 3,357 4,818 5.8 % 5.4 % 7.6 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 143,944 133,767 144,941 136,673 127,013 135,385 7,271 6,754 9,556 5.1 % 5.0 % 6.6 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,606,126 2,558,793 2,589,232 2,470,579 2,437,616 2,412,182 135,547 121,177 177,050 5.2 % 4.7 % 6.8 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,781 70,448 72,594 66,551 65,697 65,567 5,230 4,751 7,027 7.3 % 6.7 % 9.7 %
New Bedford, MA 88,346 86,927 88,914 81,077 80,291 78,969 7,269 6,636 9,945 8.2 % 7.6 % 11.2 %
Pittsfield, MA 39,126 37,350 39,280 36,861 35,234 36,364 2,265 2,116 2,916 5.8 % 5.7 % 7.4 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 148,957 146,974 149,696 138,446 136,497 135,614 10,511 10,477 14,082 7.1 % 7.1 % 9.4 %
Springfield, MA-CT 345,853 342,573 345,110 322,973 321,608 315,575 22,880 20,965 29,535 6.6 % 6.1 % 8.6 %
Worcester, MA-CT 299,106 292,811 297,487 280,719 276,225 273,286 18,387 16,586 24,201 6.1 % 5.7 % 8.1 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 22,792 26,515 23,102 21,470 25,482 21,296 1,322 1,033 1,806 5.8 % 3.9 % 7.8 %
Athol, MA 10,503 10,331 10,659 9,728 9,643 9,641 775 688 1,018 7.4 % 6.7 % 9.6 %
Greenfield, MA 21,804 21,845 22,063 20,636 20,813 20,532 1,168 1,032 1,531 5.4 % 4.7 % 6.9 %
North Adams, MA-VT 17,216 16,715 17,050 15,970 15,574 15,626 1,246 1,141 1,424 7.2 % 6.8 % 8.4 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,836 16,037 16,856 16,210 15,464 15,996 626 573 860 3.7 % 3.6 % 5.1 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 9,761 8,050 10,240 9,487 7,768 9,867 274 282 373 2.8 % 3.5 % 3.6 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 14,302 11,460 14,448 13,756 10,901 13,711 546 559 737 3.8 % 4.9 % 5.1 %