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 3,670,800 3,634,400 3,584,500 3,528,100 3,482,200 3,427,000 142,700 152,100 157,500 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.4 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,612,636 1,595,508 1,565,751 1,561,684 1,541,585 1,509,937 50,952 53,923 55,814 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 108,091 107,028 105,394 103,438 102,152 100,233 4,653 4,876 5,161 4.3 % 4.6 % 4.9 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 158,624 157,018 155,178 153,508 151,578 149,633 5,116 5,440 5,545 3.2 % 3.5 % 3.6 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 115,152 113,918 112,643 110,772 109,322 108,087 4,380 4,596 4,556 3.8 % 4.0 % 4.0 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 97,136 96,274 95,725 92,057 90,930 90,229 5,079 5,344 5,496 5.2 % 5.6 % 5.7 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 190,044 188,299 184,852 182,611 180,438 176,659 7,433 7,861 8,193 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.4 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 84,826 83,896 83,389 81,667 80,530 79,818 3,159 3,366 3,571 3.7 % 4.0 % 4.3 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,071 8,978 8,873 8,779 8,682 8,547 292 296 326 3.2 % 3.3 % 3.7 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 92,221 91,346 90,492 89,079 87,978 86,940 3,142 3,368 3,552 3.4 % 3.7 % 3.9 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 83,867 83,037 82,157 80,201 79,066 78,025 3,666 3,971 4,132 4.4 % 4.8 % 5.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 118,103 116,834 115,848 111,329 109,189 108,235 6,774 7,645 7,613 5.7 % 6.5 % 6.6 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 77,892 77,138 76,712 74,258 73,338 72,648 3,634 3,800 4,064 4.7 % 4.9 % 5.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 86,823 85,886 84,818 81,568 80,165 78,996 5,255 5,721 5,822 6.1 % 6.7 % 6.9 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,417 43,174 42,537 41,216 40,836 40,186 2,201 2,338 2,351 5.1 % 5.4 % 5.5 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 146,328 144,929 144,259 138,681 136,712 135,933 7,647 8,217 8,326 5.2 % 5.7 % 5.8 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 373,129 371,091 367,127 355,633 352,365 347,548 17,496 18,726 19,579 4.7 % 5.0 % 5.3 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 353,790 350,205 347,203 338,847 334,293 330,699 14,943 15,912 16,504 4.2 % 4.5 % 4.8 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,014 9,891 9,907 9,517 9,374 9,358 497 517 549 5.0 % 5.2 % 5.5 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,565 20,376 20,367 19,800 19,548 19,490 765 828 877 3.7 % 4.1 % 4.3 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,647 10,564 10,538 10,080 9,973 9,898 567 591 640 5.3 % 5.6 % 6.1 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,046 7,959 8,086 7,403 7,248 7,360 643 711 726 8.0 % 8.9 % 9.0 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,525 3,486 3,493 3,371 3,341 3,325 154 145 168 4.4 % 4.2 % 4.8 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,267 11,203 11,132 10,761 10,671 10,601 506 532 531 4.5 % 4.7 % 4.8 %
Nantucket County/town MA 5,870 5,684 5,633 5,373 5,059 5,119 497 625 514 8.5 % 11.0 % 9.1 %