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 3,582,100 3,572,700 3,550,500 3,444,100 3,407,700 3,383,100 138,000 165,000 167,300 3.9 % 4.6 % 4.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,565,503 1,558,047 1,547,824 1,514,733 1,499,600 1,486,329 50,770 58,447 61,495 3.2 % 3.8 % 4.0 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,722 106,608 104,687 102,076 101,216 99,200 4,646 5,392 5,487 4.4 % 5.1 % 5.2 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,352 154,810 154,101 150,534 149,002 148,296 4,818 5,808 5,805 3.1 % 3.8 % 3.8 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,047 113,824 111,254 110,136 109,227 106,277 3,911 4,597 4,977 3.4 % 4.0 % 4.5 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 95,447 95,611 94,257 90,526 89,923 88,282 4,921 5,688 5,975 5.2 % 5.9 % 6.3 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 183,375 182,446 181,578 176,137 173,909 172,841 7,238 8,537 8,737 3.9 % 4.7 % 4.8 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 82,909 82,557 82,480 79,715 78,818 78,652 3,194 3,739 3,828 3.9 % 4.5 % 4.6 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,762 8,753 8,750 8,477 8,411 8,400 285 342 350 3.3 % 3.9 % 4.0 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 90,303 90,244 89,807 87,054 86,522 85,927 3,249 3,722 3,880 3.6 % 4.1 % 4.3 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,844 82,750 81,476 79,296 78,428 77,277 3,548 4,322 4,199 4.3 % 5.2 % 5.2 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 118,920 117,068 117,334 113,210 109,066 110,446 5,710 8,002 6,888 4.8 % 6.8 % 5.9 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,292 76,370 75,919 72,716 72,107 71,544 3,576 4,263 4,375 4.7 % 5.6 % 5.8 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 83,842 84,720 83,631 79,119 78,610 77,746 4,723 6,110 5,885 5.6 % 7.2 % 7.0 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,022 43,482 42,569 40,977 41,011 40,138 2,045 2,471 2,431 4.8 % 5.7 % 5.7 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,743 143,695 142,404 135,967 134,957 134,064 6,776 8,738 8,340 4.7 % 6.1 % 5.9 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 365,225 364,369 365,246 347,718 343,801 344,942 17,507 20,568 20,304 4.8 % 5.6 % 5.6 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 345,891 346,930 344,677 331,312 329,599 326,987 14,579 17,331 17,690 4.2 % 5.0 % 5.1 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,958 10,004 9,932 9,440 9,426 9,341 518 578 591 5.2 % 5.8 % 6.0 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,083 20,109 20,238 19,353 19,185 19,334 730 924 904 3.6 % 4.6 % 4.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,558 10,490 10,558 9,957 9,815 9,884 601 675 674 5.7 % 6.4 % 6.4 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,343 7,978 8,369 7,822 7,217 7,750 521 761 619 6.2 % 9.5 % 7.4 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,462 3,499 3,484 3,339 3,323 3,322 123 176 162 3.6 % 5.0 % 4.6 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,877 11,146 10,845 10,480 10,588 10,377 397 558 468 3.6 % 5.0 % 4.3 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,034 5,506 5,960 5,743 4,968 5,614 291 538 346 4.8 % 9.8 % 5.8 %