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 3,596,900 3,575,000 3,569,400 3,452,800 3,476,100 3,394,100 144,100 98,900 175,400 4.0 % 2.8 % 4.9 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,583,012 1,572,112 1,558,346 1,531,531 1,535,591 1,496,462 51,481 36,521 61,884 3.3 % 2.3 % 4.0 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 105,533 105,416 104,404 100,920 102,200 98,715 4,613 3,216 5,689 4.4 % 3.1 % 5.4 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,985 154,404 155,200 150,910 150,914 149,135 5,075 3,490 6,065 3.3 % 2.3 % 3.9 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 113,611 112,557 112,401 109,237 109,367 107,428 4,374 3,190 4,973 3.8 % 2.8 % 4.4 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,522 94,470 95,689 90,552 90,925 89,640 4,970 3,545 6,049 5.2 % 3.8 % 6.3 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 187,394 184,955 184,920 179,932 179,708 175,930 7,462 5,247 8,990 4.0 % 2.8 % 4.9 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,222 82,838 83,021 79,988 80,548 79,008 3,234 2,290 4,013 3.9 % 2.8 % 4.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,969 8,888 8,896 8,681 8,700 8,540 288 188 356 3.2 % 2.1 % 4.0 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 89,933 90,373 89,390 86,735 88,145 85,371 3,198 2,228 4,019 3.6 % 2.5 % 4.5 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,237 81,583 81,981 78,506 79,110 77,384 3,731 2,473 4,597 4.5 % 3.0 % 5.6 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 116,620 116,330 115,373 109,405 111,967 106,591 7,215 4,363 8,782 6.2 % 3.8 % 7.6 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,456 75,591 76,495 72,914 73,150 71,967 3,542 2,441 4,528 4.6 % 3.2 % 5.9 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,844 83,261 84,634 79,388 79,860 77,972 5,456 3,401 6,662 6.4 % 4.1 % 7.9 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 42,769 42,357 42,998 40,600 40,854 40,391 2,169 1,503 2,607 5.1 % 3.5 % 6.1 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,949 141,644 143,605 135,401 136,961 134,533 7,548 4,683 9,072 5.3 % 3.3 % 6.3 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 362,856 363,584 364,060 344,957 351,128 342,276 17,899 12,456 21,784 4.9 % 3.4 % 6.0 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 346,489 343,909 345,932 331,388 333,471 327,708 15,101 10,438 18,224 4.4 % 3.0 % 5.3 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,848 9,684 9,907 9,339 9,326 9,287 509 358 620 5.2 % 3.7 % 6.3 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,044 19,965 20,200 19,251 19,442 19,204 793 523 996 4.0 % 2.6 % 4.9 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,266 10,408 10,289 9,712 10,011 9,596 554 397 693 5.4 % 3.8 % 6.7 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,031 8,256 8,141 7,363 7,841 7,319 668 415 822 8.3 % 5.0 % 10.1 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,451 3,456 3,454 3,293 3,353 3,267 158 103 187 4.6 % 3.0 % 5.4 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,141 10,925 11,227 10,659 10,632 10,660 482 293 567 4.3 % 2.7 % 5.1 %
Nantucket County/town MA 5,661 6,230 5,645 5,104 5,929 5,015 557 301 630 9.8 % 4.8 % 11.2 %