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 3,579,700 3,584,800 3,562,800 3,488,200 3,486,900 3,402,100 91,500 97,900 160,700 2.6 % 2.7 % 4.5 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,568,909 1,567,623 1,555,591 1,534,065 1,529,802 1,494,875 34,844 37,821 60,716 2.2 % 2.4 % 3.9 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 105,910 105,348 105,652 102,947 102,131 100,369 2,963 3,217 5,283 2.8 % 3.1 % 5.0 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,305 155,322 154,039 152,076 151,782 148,508 3,229 3,540 5,531 2.1 % 2.3 % 3.6 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,534 114,828 112,723 111,575 111,824 108,141 2,959 3,004 4,582 2.6 % 2.6 % 4.1 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 94,621 94,506 95,778 91,216 90,921 90,052 3,405 3,585 5,726 3.6 % 3.8 % 6.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 183,254 183,050 182,939 178,375 177,830 174,459 4,879 5,220 8,480 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.6 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,084 82,988 82,817 80,898 80,609 79,025 2,186 2,379 3,792 2.6 % 2.9 % 4.6 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,886 8,846 8,788 8,708 8,652 8,456 178 194 332 2.0 % 2.2 % 3.8 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 90,376 90,271 89,876 88,262 87,965 86,091 2,114 2,306 3,785 2.3 % 2.6 % 4.2 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,868 82,753 82,085 80,604 80,318 78,148 2,264 2,435 3,937 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.8 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 118,818 122,091 118,882 115,131 118,657 112,177 3,687 3,434 6,705 3.1 % 2.8 % 5.6 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,047 76,005 75,846 73,831 73,604 71,847 2,216 2,401 3,999 2.9 % 3.2 % 5.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 82,119 82,638 83,286 79,060 79,329 77,858 3,059 3,309 5,428 3.7 % 4.0 % 6.5 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 42,844 42,957 43,431 41,549 41,637 41,130 1,295 1,320 2,301 3.0 % 3.1 % 5.3 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,167 142,740 142,515 137,993 138,214 135,198 4,174 4,526 7,317 2.9 % 3.2 % 5.1 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 364,602 365,520 363,356 353,130 353,050 344,189 11,472 12,470 19,167 3.1 % 3.4 % 5.3 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 346,763 347,573 343,800 337,045 336,888 327,485 9,718 10,685 16,315 2.8 % 3.1 % 4.7 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,680 9,717 9,644 9,358 9,383 9,073 322 334 571 3.3 % 3.4 % 5.9 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,862 19,952 20,014 19,390 19,463 19,175 472 489 839 2.4 % 2.5 % 4.2 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,400 10,480 10,692 10,040 10,105 10,032 360 375 660 3.5 % 3.6 % 6.2 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,366 9,119 8,120 8,025 8,861 7,505 341 258 615 4.1 % 2.8 % 7.6 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,412 3,483 3,454 3,323 3,396 3,309 89 87 145 2.6 % 2.5 % 4.2 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,833 10,930 10,834 10,600 10,694 10,412 233 236 422 2.2 % 2.2 % 3.9 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,298 7,270 6,163 6,101 7,126 5,844 197 144 319 3.1 % 2.0 % 5.2 %