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 3,481,100 3,466,100 3,453,300 3,243,700 3,218,500 3,198,700 237,500 247,600 254,700 6.8 % 7.1 % 7.4 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,555,307 1,550,330 1,537,614 1,469,828 1,460,513 1,446,741 85,479 89,817 90,873 5.5 % 5.8 % 5.9 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 129,067 128,705 128,212 119,548 118,751 117,928 9,519 9,954 10,284 7.4 % 7.7 % 8.0 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 149,810 149,667 148,429 141,792 141,269 139,838 8,018 8,398 8,591 5.4 % 5.6 % 5.8 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 126,382 126,722 124,784 118,343 118,421 116,006 8,039 8,301 8,778 6.4 % 6.6 % 7.0 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 74,619 75,283 74,796 67,041 67,292 66,054 7,578 7,991 8,742 10.2 % 10.6 % 11.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 155,926 155,107 155,245 145,583 144,331 143,783 10,343 10,776 11,462 6.6 % 6.9 % 7.4 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,262 63,123 62,112 58,747 58,422 57,290 4,515 4,701 4,822 7.1 % 7.4 % 7.8 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 126,076 126,820 124,186 114,650 115,101 112,094 11,426 11,719 12,092 9.1 % 9.2 % 9.7 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,565,073 2,559,943 2,539,239 2,413,416 2,401,500 2,375,623 151,657 158,443 163,616 5.9 % 6.2 % 6.4 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,411 71,273 71,262 65,015 64,642 64,258 6,396 6,631 7,004 9.0 % 9.3 % 9.8 %
New Bedford, MA 88,853 88,257 88,496 78,876 77,918 77,523 9,977 10,339 10,973 11.2 % 11.7 % 12.4 %
Pittsfield, MA 38,001 38,127 38,137 35,011 35,116 35,190 2,990 3,011 2,947 7.9 % 7.9 % 7.7 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 150,216 149,136 149,887 134,107 132,642 132,182 16,109 16,494 17,705 10.7 % 11.1 % 11.8 %
Springfield, MA-CT 342,639 338,523 341,725 315,564 310,438 312,979 27,075 28,085 28,746 7.9 % 8.3 % 8.4 %
Worcester, MA-CT 293,279 293,101 292,712 271,898 270,779 269,664 21,381 22,322 23,048 7.3 % 7.6 % 7.9 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 26,862 23,567 26,488 25,751 22,230 25,430 1,111 1,337 1,058 4.1 % 5.7 % 4.0 %
Athol, MA 10,429 10,427 10,466 9,515 9,488 9,496 914 939 970 8.8 % 9.0 % 9.3 %
Greenfield, MA 22,033 21,581 22,074 20,578 20,105 20,514 1,455 1,476 1,560 6.6 % 6.8 % 7.1 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,575 16,376 16,749 15,272 14,997 15,330 1,303 1,379 1,419 7.9 % 8.4 % 8.5 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,219 16,146 16,356 15,294 15,191 15,302 925 955 1,054 5.7 % 5.9 % 6.4 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 5,939 5,961 5,816 5,183 5,215 5,002 756 746 814 12.7 % 12.5 % 14.0 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 9,652 9,658 9,612 8,515 8,517 8,423 1,137 1,141 1,189 11.8 % 11.8 % 12.4 %