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 3,667,300 3,613,000 3,596,000 3,487,600 3,455,000 3,381,200 179,800 158,000 214,800 4.9 % 4.4 % 6.0 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,591,995 1,570,270 1,554,916 1,522,843 1,510,273 1,473,115 69,152 59,997 81,801 4.3 % 3.8 % 5.3 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 107,065 106,235 104,901 101,078 101,059 97,720 5,987 5,176 7,181 5.6 % 4.9 % 6.8 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 159,203 156,821 155,639 152,833 151,276 148,197 6,370 5,545 7,442 4.0 % 3.5 % 4.8 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 115,097 112,695 113,296 110,015 108,023 107,121 5,082 4,672 6,175 4.4 % 4.1 % 5.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 96,355 94,609 95,352 90,091 88,891 87,864 6,264 5,718 7,488 6.5 % 6.0 % 7.9 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 187,505 185,355 183,646 178,203 177,103 172,364 9,302 8,252 11,282 5.0 % 4.5 % 6.1 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 85,690 84,291 83,960 81,428 80,575 78,852 4,262 3,716 5,108 5.0 % 4.4 % 6.1 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,918 8,808 8,805 8,543 8,483 8,387 375 325 418 4.2 % 3.7 % 4.7 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 92,186 91,202 90,579 87,937 87,473 85,438 4,249 3,729 5,141 4.6 % 4.1 % 5.7 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 83,627 82,722 82,679 79,229 78,820 77,410 4,398 3,902 5,269 5.3 % 4.7 % 6.4 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 130,976 123,586 130,796 124,610 117,649 123,338 6,366 5,937 7,458 4.9 % 4.8 % 5.7 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,795 77,116 76,569 73,230 73,092 71,040 4,565 4,024 5,529 5.9 % 5.2 % 7.2 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 84,438 84,151 84,186 78,544 78,883 77,049 5,894 5,268 7,137 7.0 % 6.3 % 8.5 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 45,294 43,561 44,824 42,972 41,451 41,901 2,322 2,110 2,923 5.1 % 4.8 % 6.5 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 147,128 145,449 144,899 138,783 137,959 134,624 8,345 7,490 10,275 5.7 % 5.1 % 7.1 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 371,365 369,885 365,690 349,573 350,572 339,700 21,792 19,313 25,990 5.9 % 5.2 % 7.1 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 357,513 353,595 347,199 338,921 336,873 324,814 18,592 16,722 22,385 5.2 % 4.7 % 6.4 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,046 9,942 9,988 9,407 9,384 9,180 639 558 808 6.4 % 5.6 % 8.1 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,638 20,526 20,500 19,702 19,695 19,374 936 831 1,126 4.5 % 4.0 % 5.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,962 10,740 11,091 10,235 10,113 10,147 727 627 944 6.6 % 5.8 % 8.5 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,627 9,111 10,772 10,138 8,617 10,178 489 494 594 4.6 % 5.4 % 5.5 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,620 3,566 3,643 3,458 3,424 3,437 162 142 206 4.5 % 4.0 % 5.7 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,607 11,221 11,480 11,150 10,822 10,976 457 399 504 3.9 % 3.6 % 4.4 %
Nantucket County/town MA 8,269 7,016 8,095 8,018 6,766 7,797 251 250 298 3.0 % 3.6 % 3.7 %