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 3,572,900 3,551,300 3,557,700 3,407,900 3,385,700 3,371,200 165,000 165,600 186,500 4.6 % 4.7 % 5.2 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,557,961 1,548,419 1,549,077 1,499,533 1,490,089 1,483,201 58,428 58,330 65,876 3.8 % 3.8 % 4.3 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,679 106,201 105,002 101,284 100,877 98,936 5,395 5,324 6,066 5.1 % 5.0 % 5.8 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 154,727 153,763 154,593 148,925 147,929 148,166 5,802 5,834 6,427 3.7 % 3.8 % 4.2 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 113,891 112,824 111,288 109,292 108,155 105,606 4,599 4,669 5,682 4.0 % 4.1 % 5.1 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,658 95,227 94,884 89,970 89,602 88,346 5,688 5,625 6,538 5.9 % 5.9 % 6.9 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 182,470 181,853 182,124 173,924 173,446 172,645 8,546 8,407 9,479 4.7 % 4.6 % 5.2 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 82,536 82,006 82,681 78,802 78,257 78,527 3,734 3,749 4,154 4.5 % 4.6 % 5.0 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,758 8,698 8,784 8,415 8,359 8,389 343 339 395 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.5 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 90,249 89,724 90,316 86,526 85,971 86,130 3,723 3,753 4,186 4.1 % 4.2 % 4.6 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,766 82,294 81,943 78,445 77,922 77,038 4,321 4,372 4,905 5.2 % 5.3 % 6.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 116,937 115,786 114,985 108,931 107,443 105,902 8,006 8,343 9,083 6.8 % 7.2 % 7.9 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,429 75,814 76,358 72,165 71,547 71,534 4,264 4,267 4,824 5.6 % 5.6 % 6.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,733 84,385 84,420 78,625 77,955 77,316 6,108 6,430 7,104 7.2 % 7.6 % 8.4 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,481 43,484 43,307 41,014 41,015 40,554 2,467 2,469 2,753 5.7 % 5.7 % 6.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 143,783 142,668 143,114 135,046 133,797 133,049 8,737 8,871 10,065 6.1 % 6.2 % 7.0 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 364,800 362,078 366,059 344,230 341,593 343,431 20,570 20,485 22,628 5.6 % 5.7 % 6.2 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 346,859 344,928 346,563 329,520 327,627 327,050 17,339 17,301 19,513 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.6 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,007 9,912 10,041 9,429 9,333 9,348 578 579 693 5.8 % 5.8 % 6.9 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,109 19,984 20,334 19,187 19,050 19,290 922 934 1,044 4.6 % 4.7 % 5.1 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,486 10,445 10,587 9,811 9,788 9,860 675 657 727 6.4 % 6.3 % 6.9 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 7,975 7,945 8,047 7,213 7,142 7,158 762 803 889 9.6 % 10.1 % 11.0 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,501 3,481 3,537 3,325 3,307 3,345 176 174 192 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.4 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,142 11,258 11,156 10,584 10,698 10,576 558 560 580 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.2 %
Nantucket County/town MA 5,506 5,421 5,508 4,966 4,813 4,891 540 608 617 9.8 % 11.2 % 11.2 %