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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,623,600 3,624,100 3,583,700 3,504,700 3,504,700 3,485,000 118,800 119,400 98,700 3.3 % 3.3 % 2.8 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,597,515 1,596,241 1,574,793 1,551,855 1,549,588 1,537,179 45,660 46,653 37,614 2.9 % 2.9 % 2.4 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,445 106,014 105,596 102,603 102,076 102,394 3,842 3,938 3,202 3.6 % 3.7 % 3.0 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,392 155,269 154,810 151,082 150,890 151,324 4,310 4,379 3,486 2.8 % 2.8 % 2.3 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 113,795 114,079 113,148 110,400 110,693 109,989 3,395 3,386 3,159 3.0 % 3.0 % 2.8 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,545 95,533 95,134 91,373 91,300 91,477 4,172 4,233 3,657 4.4 % 4.4 % 3.8 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 186,312 186,244 184,908 180,203 180,022 179,650 6,109 6,222 5,258 3.3 % 3.3 % 2.8 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,659 83,622 83,099 80,958 80,910 80,742 2,701 2,712 2,357 3.2 % 3.2 % 2.8 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,012 8,979 8,869 8,771 8,730 8,678 241 249 191 2.7 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 91,133 91,121 90,412 88,323 88,257 88,136 2,810 2,864 2,276 3.1 % 3.1 % 2.5 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,300 82,157 81,932 79,424 79,214 79,492 2,876 2,943 2,440 3.5 % 3.6 % 3.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 120,428 123,774 117,673 115,628 119,622 113,706 4,800 4,152 3,967 4.0 % 3.4 % 3.4 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,260 76,080 75,768 73,372 73,194 73,377 2,888 2,886 2,391 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.2 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 85,234 84,767 82,674 81,096 80,731 79,373 4,138 4,036 3,301 4.9 % 4.8 % 4.0 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 42,247 42,274 42,252 40,560 40,641 40,859 1,687 1,633 1,393 4.0 % 3.9 % 3.3 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,933 142,853 142,451 137,484 137,423 137,954 5,449 5,430 4,497 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.2 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 369,468 368,326 364,086 354,888 353,713 351,791 14,580 14,613 12,295 3.9 % 4.0 % 3.4 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 347,814 346,942 345,799 335,670 334,644 335,383 12,144 12,298 10,416 3.5 % 3.5 % 3.0 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,648 9,620 9,704 9,245 9,221 9,356 403 399 348 4.2 % 4.1 % 3.6 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,115 20,094 19,957 19,494 19,470 19,448 621 624 509 3.1 % 3.1 % 2.6 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,278 10,335 10,492 9,846 9,914 10,105 432 421 387 4.2 % 4.1 % 3.7 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,618 8,963 8,376 8,155 8,638 8,009 463 325 367 5.4 % 3.6 % 4.4 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,467 3,509 3,430 3,357 3,403 3,334 110 106 96 3.2 % 3.0 % 2.8 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,797 10,854 10,851 10,492 10,559 10,599 305 295 252 2.8 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,234 7,140 6,309 5,978 6,967 6,096 256 173 213 4.1 % 2.4 % 3.4 %
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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