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 3,669,700 3,670,300 3,604,200 3,530,100 3,521,800 3,433,400 139,600 148,500 170,800 3.8 % 4.0 % 4.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,599,049 1,599,130 1,565,520 1,545,759 1,542,378 1,500,927 53,290 56,752 64,593 3.3 % 3.5 % 4.1 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,666 106,691 105,056 101,880 101,571 99,264 4,786 5,120 5,792 4.5 % 4.8 % 5.5 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 158,390 158,851 155,982 153,372 153,583 149,986 5,018 5,268 5,996 3.2 % 3.3 % 3.8 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 117,160 117,443 113,478 113,113 113,285 108,594 4,047 4,158 4,884 3.5 % 3.5 % 4.3 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 96,530 96,583 96,156 91,636 91,652 89,999 4,894 4,931 6,157 5.1 % 5.1 % 6.4 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 187,075 186,887 183,989 179,605 178,893 175,011 7,470 7,994 8,978 4.0 % 4.3 % 4.9 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,783 84,781 83,348 81,527 81,326 79,320 3,256 3,455 4,028 3.8 % 4.1 % 4.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,926 8,879 8,761 8,629 8,557 8,416 297 322 345 3.3 % 3.6 % 3.9 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,879 91,645 89,518 88,605 88,161 85,515 3,274 3,484 4,003 3.6 % 3.8 % 4.5 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 84,171 83,967 82,432 80,544 80,144 78,033 3,627 3,823 4,399 4.3 % 4.6 % 5.3 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 138,306 138,660 136,226 133,653 133,696 130,358 4,653 4,964 5,868 3.4 % 3.6 % 4.3 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,190 77,172 75,763 73,585 73,319 71,376 3,605 3,853 4,387 4.7 % 5.0 % 5.8 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 85,043 85,549 84,087 80,414 80,713 78,327 4,629 4,836 5,760 5.4 % 5.7 % 6.9 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 45,487 45,729 45,024 43,696 43,786 42,787 1,791 1,943 2,237 3.9 % 4.2 % 5.0 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 145,257 144,959 142,987 138,673 138,023 134,956 6,584 6,936 8,031 4.5 % 4.8 % 5.6 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 367,601 366,878 362,894 349,617 347,602 341,594 17,984 19,276 21,300 4.9 % 5.3 % 5.9 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 350,737 351,267 345,230 335,819 335,506 327,321 14,918 15,761 17,909 4.3 % 4.5 % 5.2 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,989 10,049 9,850 9,487 9,504 9,222 502 545 628 5.0 % 5.4 % 6.4 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,993 20,005 19,946 19,296 19,259 19,074 697 746 872 3.5 % 3.7 % 4.4 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,581 10,830 10,671 10,048 10,242 10,008 533 588 663 5.0 % 5.4 % 6.2 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 12,018 12,124 11,784 11,691 11,769 11,360 327 355 424 2.7 % 2.9 % 3.6 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,558 3,598 3,531 3,425 3,463 3,378 133 135 153 3.7 % 3.8 % 4.3 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,718 11,719 11,565 11,375 11,348 11,162 343 371 403 2.9 % 3.2 % 3.5 %
Nantucket County/town MA 9,393 9,431 9,078 9,228 9,254 8,860 165 177 218 1.8 % 1.9 % 2.4 %