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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,893,000 3,857,400 3,713,100 3,739,900 3,707,300 3,565,100 153,100 150,100 148,000 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.0 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,709,924 1,693,088 1,622,697 1,650,426 1,634,331 1,565,099 59,498 58,757 57,598 3.5 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 112,686 111,779 107,711 107,417 106,859 102,538 5,269 4,920 5,173 4.7 % 4.4 % 4.8 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 165,106 164,381 159,099 159,542 158,928 153,615 5,564 5,453 5,484 3.4 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 121,995 121,622 116,630 117,732 117,566 112,665 4,263 4,056 3,965 3.5 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 102,434 101,681 98,205 97,238 96,484 93,295 5,196 5,197 4,910 5.1 % 5.1 % 5.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 202,492 199,908 192,157 194,482 192,310 184,463 8,010 7,598 7,694 4.0 % 3.8 % 4.0 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 89,673 89,269 85,084 86,233 85,835 81,771 3,440 3,434 3,313 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.9 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,405 9,395 8,989 9,051 9,064 8,660 354 331 329 3.8 % 3.5 % 3.7 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 95,683 95,362 92,001 92,090 91,766 88,609 3,593 3,596 3,392 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.7 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 88,399 87,940 84,283 84,548 84,284 80,536 3,851 3,656 3,747 4.4 % 4.2 % 4.4 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 145,464 137,885 140,045 140,349 132,626 135,104 5,115 5,259 4,941 3.5 % 3.8 % 3.5 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 82,068 81,498 78,495 78,295 77,875 74,790 3,773 3,623 3,705 4.6 % 4.4 % 4.7 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 89,077 88,218 85,792 84,094 83,367 80,917 4,983 4,851 4,875 5.6 % 5.5 % 5.7 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 46,548 45,672 45,243 44,626 43,707 43,384 1,922 1,965 1,859 4.1 % 4.3 % 4.1 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 153,455 152,741 146,442 146,420 146,016 139,653 7,035 6,725 6,789 4.6 % 4.4 % 4.6 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 383,288 383,199 370,282 364,325 364,667 351,628 18,963 18,532 18,654 4.9 % 4.8 % 5.0 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 368,411 368,358 353,029 352,774 353,117 337,770 15,637 15,241 15,259 4.2 % 4.1 % 4.3 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,305 10,193 9,984 9,785 9,693 9,504 520 500 480 5.0 % 4.9 % 4.8 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 21,390 21,346 20,884 20,641 20,599 20,152 749 747 732 3.5 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 11,243 11,139 11,097 10,678 10,562 10,553 565 577 544 5.0 % 5.2 % 4.9 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 12,660 11,324 12,301 12,318 10,946 11,977 342 378 324 2.7 % 3.3 % 2.6 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,788 3,801 3,690 3,662 3,673 3,572 126 128 118 3.3 % 3.4 % 3.2 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,980 11,522 11,708 11,611 11,132 11,350 369 390 358 3.1 % 3.4 % 3.1 %
Nantucket County/town MA 10,015 9,021 9,511 9,810 8,797 9,332 205 224 179 2.0 % 2.5 % 1.9 %
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