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 3,686,700 3,684,300 3,569,600 3,534,100 3,543,700 3,438,400 152,600 140,600 131,200 4.1 % 3.8 % 3.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,615,846 1,616,924 1,559,619 1,556,957 1,564,882 1,509,616 58,889 52,042 50,003 3.6 % 3.2 % 3.2 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 108,218 108,780 104,333 103,136 104,119 99,909 5,082 4,661 4,424 4.7 % 4.3 % 4.2 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 158,749 158,939 154,122 153,240 153,896 149,499 5,509 5,043 4,623 3.5 % 3.2 % 3.0 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 116,132 116,165 113,395 111,920 112,011 109,591 4,212 4,154 3,804 3.6 % 3.6 % 3.4 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 97,680 97,627 95,326 92,330 92,566 90,687 5,350 5,061 4,639 5.5 % 5.2 % 4.9 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 189,866 189,951 184,144 181,985 182,537 177,183 7,881 7,414 6,961 4.2 % 3.9 % 3.8 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 85,225 84,912 83,010 81,722 81,792 79,899 3,503 3,120 3,111 4.1 % 3.7 % 3.7 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,122 9,108 8,837 8,808 8,822 8,559 314 286 278 3.4 % 3.1 % 3.1 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 92,213 92,307 89,806 88,672 89,116 86,681 3,541 3,191 3,125 3.8 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 84,139 84,202 81,671 80,378 80,638 78,423 3,761 3,564 3,248 4.5 % 4.2 % 4.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 124,945 120,773 121,108 119,369 115,097 116,259 5,576 5,676 4,849 4.5 % 4.7 % 4.0 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,916 78,186 75,991 74,170 74,589 72,711 3,746 3,597 3,280 4.8 % 4.6 % 4.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 87,247 86,988 82,845 82,310 82,223 78,627 4,937 4,765 4,218 5.7 % 5.5 % 5.1 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,287 43,039 42,335 41,113 40,887 40,505 2,174 2,152 1,830 5.0 % 5.0 % 4.3 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 146,795 146,411 142,665 139,712 139,449 136,662 7,083 6,962 6,003 4.8 % 4.8 % 4.2 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 373,604 375,918 363,259 355,354 358,834 346,563 18,250 17,084 16,696 4.9 % 4.5 % 4.6 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 354,910 354,447 345,406 339,328 339,938 331,568 15,582 14,509 13,838 4.4 % 4.1 % 4.0 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,962 9,992 9,790 9,459 9,480 9,314 503 512 476 5.0 % 5.1 % 4.9 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,577 20,637 20,197 19,773 19,874 19,526 804 763 671 3.9 % 3.7 % 3.3 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,651 10,673 10,490 10,051 10,101 9,944 600 572 546 5.6 % 5.4 % 5.2 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,042 8,378 8,902 8,588 7,859 8,496 454 519 406 5.0 % 6.2 % 4.6 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,584 3,528 3,534 3,437 3,386 3,418 147 142 116 4.1 % 4.0 % 3.3 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,940 10,771 10,802 10,520 10,346 10,453 420 425 349 3.8 % 3.9 % 3.2 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,099 6,264 6,806 6,836 5,942 6,593 263 322 213 3.7 % 5.1 % 3.1 %