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 3,684,300 3,670,700 3,571,600 3,543,900 3,527,900 3,435,400 140,500 142,900 136,200 3.8 % 3.9 % 3.8 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,618,979 1,612,545 1,563,071 1,567,004 1,561,529 1,512,867 51,975 51,016 50,204 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.2 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 108,749 108,095 104,796 104,097 103,439 100,193 4,652 4,656 4,603 4.3 % 4.3 % 4.4 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 158,944 158,590 154,538 153,907 153,463 149,772 5,037 5,127 4,766 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.1 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 116,057 115,089 112,701 111,901 110,703 108,758 4,156 4,386 3,943 3.6 % 3.8 % 3.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 97,449 97,199 95,270 92,396 92,109 90,373 5,053 5,090 4,897 5.2 % 5.2 % 5.1 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 190,030 189,970 184,304 182,615 182,530 177,125 7,415 7,440 7,179 3.9 % 3.9 % 3.9 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 85,045 84,763 82,978 81,929 81,595 79,827 3,116 3,168 3,151 3.7 % 3.7 % 3.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,108 9,070 8,850 8,821 8,778 8,568 287 292 282 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.2 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 92,287 92,234 90,037 89,096 89,097 86,827 3,191 3,137 3,210 3.5 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 84,188 83,941 81,881 80,629 80,270 78,376 3,559 3,671 3,505 4.2 % 4.4 % 4.3 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 120,703 118,174 117,244 115,031 111,395 111,642 5,672 6,779 5,602 4.7 % 5.7 % 4.8 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 78,113 77,992 76,164 74,518 74,350 72,632 3,595 3,642 3,532 4.6 % 4.7 % 4.6 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 87,116 86,801 83,080 82,355 81,545 78,441 4,761 5,256 4,639 5.5 % 6.1 % 5.6 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 42,934 43,332 41,929 40,782 41,129 39,925 2,152 2,203 2,004 5.0 % 5.1 % 4.8 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 146,204 146,340 142,840 139,250 138,692 136,199 6,954 7,648 6,641 4.8 % 5.2 % 4.6 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 374,671 373,136 365,400 357,606 355,631 348,238 17,065 17,505 17,162 4.6 % 4.7 % 4.7 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 354,404 353,873 345,162 339,915 338,939 330,842 14,489 14,934 14,320 4.1 % 4.2 % 4.1 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,976 10,015 9,795 9,467 9,520 9,287 509 495 508 5.1 % 4.9 % 5.2 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,407 20,566 20,269 19,648 19,801 19,549 759 765 720 3.7 % 3.7 % 3.6 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,663 10,642 10,549 10,089 10,075 9,958 574 567 591 5.4 % 5.3 % 5.6 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,370 8,047 8,333 7,852 7,405 7,821 518 642 512 6.2 % 8.0 % 6.1 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,509 3,526 3,478 3,368 3,371 3,358 141 155 120 4.0 % 4.4 % 3.5 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,752 11,264 10,644 10,328 10,756 10,247 424 508 397 3.9 % 4.5 % 3.7 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,258 5,870 6,038 5,936 5,373 5,751 322 497 287 5.1 % 8.5 % 4.8 %