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 3,670,000 3,635,100 3,615,800 3,521,400 3,479,500 3,428,500 148,600 155,600 187,300 4.0 % 4.3 % 5.2 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,599,256 1,584,101 1,570,473 1,542,488 1,523,733 1,499,335 56,768 60,368 71,138 3.5 % 3.8 % 4.5 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,664 106,271 105,496 101,552 100,988 99,093 5,112 5,283 6,403 4.8 % 5.0 % 6.1 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 158,733 157,592 156,325 153,464 152,044 149,784 5,269 5,548 6,541 3.3 % 3.5 % 4.2 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 117,307 116,779 114,037 113,148 112,518 108,885 4,159 4,261 5,152 3.5 % 3.6 % 4.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 96,641 96,074 96,271 91,720 90,882 89,795 4,921 5,192 6,476 5.1 % 5.4 % 6.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 186,703 185,473 184,670 178,707 177,360 174,922 7,996 8,113 9,748 4.3 % 4.4 % 5.3 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,852 84,472 83,566 81,402 80,804 79,172 3,450 3,668 4,394 4.1 % 4.3 % 5.3 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,874 8,914 8,744 8,552 8,594 8,359 322 320 385 3.6 % 3.6 % 4.4 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,696 91,273 89,678 88,212 87,552 85,324 3,484 3,721 4,354 3.8 % 4.1 % 4.9 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 83,964 83,441 82,472 80,136 79,638 77,719 3,828 3,803 4,753 4.6 % 4.6 % 5.8 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 138,676 131,354 137,162 133,700 126,021 130,686 4,976 5,333 6,476 3.6 % 4.1 % 4.7 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,252 76,859 76,065 73,396 72,960 71,209 3,856 3,899 4,856 5.0 % 5.1 % 6.4 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 85,655 84,816 84,684 80,821 79,896 78,410 4,834 4,920 6,274 5.6 % 5.8 % 7.4 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 45,651 44,981 45,326 43,711 42,887 42,898 1,940 2,094 2,428 4.2 % 4.7 % 5.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 144,847 144,253 143,502 137,902 137,195 134,678 6,945 7,058 8,824 4.8 % 4.9 % 6.1 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 366,488 364,130 364,355 347,220 344,325 341,075 19,268 19,805 23,280 5.3 % 5.4 % 6.4 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 351,427 349,977 345,423 335,668 333,674 325,941 15,759 16,303 19,482 4.5 % 4.7 % 5.6 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,049 10,037 9,938 9,504 9,484 9,248 545 553 690 5.4 % 5.5 % 6.9 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,983 20,181 20,023 19,241 19,396 19,070 742 785 953 3.7 % 3.9 % 4.8 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,819 10,716 10,960 10,231 10,078 10,224 588 638 736 5.4 % 6.0 % 6.7 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 12,114 10,872 11,866 11,759 10,472 11,389 355 400 477 2.9 % 3.7 % 4.0 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,594 3,614 3,589 3,460 3,483 3,424 134 131 165 3.7 % 3.6 % 4.6 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,709 11,411 11,571 11,337 11,019 11,138 372 392 433 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.7 %
Nantucket County/town MA 9,423 8,457 9,117 9,245 8,248 8,876 178 209 241 1.9 % 2.5 % 2.6 %