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 3,624,300 3,645,200 3,576,700 3,504,900 3,517,100 3,474,800 119,500 128,000 101,900 3.3 % 3.5 % 2.8 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,596,426 1,601,324 1,568,339 1,549,778 1,551,232 1,528,943 46,648 50,092 39,396 2.9 % 3.1 % 2.5 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,035 106,395 104,833 102,095 102,082 101,481 3,940 4,313 3,352 3.7 % 4.1 % 3.2 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,392 156,591 154,226 151,009 151,888 150,541 4,383 4,703 3,685 2.8 % 3.0 % 2.4 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,155 114,832 113,270 110,772 111,275 110,130 3,383 3,557 3,140 3.0 % 3.1 % 2.8 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,459 95,710 94,842 91,223 91,206 91,094 4,236 4,504 3,748 4.4 % 4.7 % 4.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 186,327 186,819 184,250 180,109 180,237 178,802 6,218 6,582 5,448 3.3 % 3.5 % 3.0 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,567 84,121 82,658 80,854 81,168 80,180 2,713 2,953 2,478 3.2 % 3.5 % 3.0 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,977 9,037 8,828 8,728 8,754 8,625 249 283 203 2.8 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,089 91,357 89,891 88,227 88,298 87,493 2,862 3,059 2,398 3.1 % 3.3 % 2.7 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,171 82,807 81,583 79,224 79,631 79,048 2,947 3,176 2,535 3.6 % 3.8 % 3.1 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 123,662 127,982 120,594 119,509 123,714 117,035 4,153 4,268 3,559 3.4 % 3.3 % 3.0 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,185 76,649 75,363 73,295 73,575 72,868 2,890 3,074 2,495 3.8 % 4.0 % 3.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,633 85,487 82,782 80,596 81,149 79,332 4,037 4,338 3,450 4.8 % 5.1 % 4.2 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 42,207 42,941 42,192 40,573 41,190 40,827 1,634 1,751 1,365 3.9 % 4.1 % 3.2 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,664 143,644 142,471 137,234 137,837 137,768 5,430 5,807 4,703 3.8 % 4.0 % 3.3 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 368,542 368,197 364,257 353,919 352,736 351,535 14,623 15,461 12,722 4.0 % 4.2 % 3.5 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 347,164 347,630 344,979 334,851 334,690 334,082 12,313 12,940 10,897 3.5 % 3.7 % 3.2 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,625 9,630 9,697 9,227 9,210 9,351 398 420 346 4.1 % 4.4 % 3.6 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,099 20,208 19,992 19,472 19,541 19,483 627 667 509 3.1 % 3.3 % 2.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,331 10,393 10,528 9,909 9,919 10,142 422 474 386 4.1 % 4.6 % 3.7 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,961 10,123 9,080 8,637 9,814 8,816 324 309 264 3.6 % 3.1 % 2.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,508 3,544 3,490 3,403 3,430 3,403 105 114 87 3.0 % 3.2 % 2.5 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,848 10,984 10,903 10,552 10,665 10,661 296 319 242 2.7 % 2.9 % 2.2 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,140 8,109 7,251 6,967 7,951 7,101 173 158 150 2.4 % 1.9 % 2.1 %