Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,565,400 3,584,800 3,526,400 3,352,700 3,367,500 3,279,800 212,800 217,300 246,600 6.0 % 6.1 % 7.0 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 1,592,266 1,599,219 1,564,019 1,509,981 1,514,423 1,470,045 82,285 84,796 93,974 5.2 % 5.3 % 6.0 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA 131,104 131,888 130,111 122,292 122,821 120,035 8,812 9,067 10,076 6.7 % 6.9 % 7.7 %
Framingham, MA NECTA 152,553 153,516 150,561 145,368 146,185 142,183 7,185 7,331 8,378 4.7 % 4.8 % 5.6 %
Haverhill-N Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH 126,994 128,979 126,731 119,576 121,679 118,490 7,418 7,300 8,241 5.8 % 5.7 % 6.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH 74,837 75,404 75,941 67,759 68,554 67,305 7,078 6,850 8,636 9.5 % 9.1 % 11.4 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH 157,268 159,460 156,678 147,412 149,619 145,554 9,856 9,841 11,124 6.3 % 6.2 % 7.1 %
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA 63,707 63,984 63,068 59,642 59,877 58,417 4,065 4,107 4,651 6.4 % 6.4 % 7.4 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable, MA 151,439 152,702 150,665 143,900 145,016 142,072 7,539 7,686 8,593 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.7 %
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,609,484 2,626,449 2,577,212 2,466,344 2,480,549 2,413,247 143,140 145,900 163,965 5.5 % 5.6 % 6.4 %
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 71,169 71,761 71,651 65,487 65,969 64,923 5,682 5,792 6,728 8.0 % 8.1 % 9.4 %
New Bedford, MA 88,144 88,248 88,644 80,255 80,371 78,949 7,889 7,877 9,695 9.0 % 8.9 % 10.9 %
Pittsfield, MA 39,106 39,806 39,078 36,805 37,398 36,413 2,301 2,408 2,665 5.9 % 6.0 % 6.8 %
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 149,812 149,666 150,074 137,704 137,644 134,700 12,108 12,022 15,374 8.1 % 8.0 % 10.2 %
Springfield, MA-CT 343,653 345,078 341,409 319,111 320,000 313,245 24,542 25,078 28,164 7.1 % 7.3 % 8.2 %
Worcester, MA-CT 299,437 299,539 294,313 279,963 279,615 271,710 19,474 19,924 22,603 6.5 % 6.7 % 7.7 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Amherst Center, MA 22,158 22,383 22,009 20,967 21,045 20,698 1,191 1,338 1,311 5.4 % 6.0 % 6.0 %
Athol, MA 10,187 10,285 10,257 9,374 9,439 9,264 813 846 993 8.0 % 8.2 % 9.7 %
Greenfield, MA 21,334 21,491 21,202 20,118 20,218 19,792 1,216 1,273 1,410 5.7 % 5.9 % 6.7 %
North Adams, MA-VT 16,715 17,284 16,615 15,451 15,973 15,296 1,264 1,311 1,319 7.6 % 7.6 % 7.9 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Great Barrington, MA LMA 16,720 17,006 16,676 16,107 16,366 15,941 613 640 735 3.7 % 3.8 % 4.4 %
Nantucket County/town LMA 11,514 11,499 11,679 11,238 11,216 11,368 276 283 311 2.4 % 2.5 % 2.7 %
Tisbury, MA LMA 15,531 15,971 15,540 15,025 15,421 14,904 506 550 636 3.3 % 3.4 % 4.1 %