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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Labor Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,789,500 3,751,400 3,642,300 3,662,700 3,628,200 3,507,300 126,900 123,200 135,000 3.3 % 3.3 % 3.7 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,665,575 1,651,163 1,597,829 1,617,266 1,605,802 1,545,597 48,309 45,361 52,232 2.9 % 2.7 % 3.3 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 110,767 110,299 106,809 106,658 106,358 102,307 4,109 3,941 4,502 3.7 % 3.6 % 4.2 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 161,649 160,238 156,175 157,126 155,862 151,281 4,523 4,376 4,894 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.1 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 119,248 118,042 114,282 115,669 114,386 110,509 3,579 3,656 3,773 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.3 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 100,161 99,149 96,305 95,515 94,636 91,496 4,646 4,513 4,809 4.6 % 4.6 % 5.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 196,609 195,454 188,701 190,036 189,078 181,758 6,573 6,376 6,943 3.3 % 3.3 % 3.7 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 87,758 86,644 84,060 84,903 83,949 80,981 2,855 2,695 3,079 3.3 % 3.1 % 3.7 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 9,277 9,179 8,913 8,995 8,892 8,635 282 287 278 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.1 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 94,644 93,616 91,557 91,593 90,745 88,419 3,051 2,871 3,138 3.2 % 3.1 % 3.4 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 86,495 85,776 83,254 83,403 82,723 79,915 3,092 3,053 3,339 3.6 % 3.6 % 4.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 128,562 122,225 122,797 123,708 117,059 117,729 4,854 5,166 5,068 3.8 % 4.2 % 4.1 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 80,852 80,212 77,682 77,766 77,102 74,368 3,086 3,110 3,314 3.8 % 3.9 % 4.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 86,721 86,418 84,269 82,446 82,118 79,876 4,275 4,300 4,393 4.9 % 5.0 % 5.2 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,830 42,950 42,930 41,997 41,045 41,030 1,833 1,905 1,900 4.2 % 4.4 % 4.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 150,813 149,610 145,445 144,824 143,366 139,152 5,989 6,244 6,293 4.0 % 4.2 % 4.3 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 379,850 378,368 368,883 364,268 363,181 352,565 15,582 15,187 16,318 4.1 % 4.0 % 4.4 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 364,259 361,436 351,768 351,133 348,588 337,897 13,126 12,848 13,871 3.6 % 3.6 % 3.9 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 10,082 10,014 9,723 9,644 9,573 9,288 438 441 435 4.3 % 4.4 % 4.5 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 21,164 21,094 20,561 20,512 20,427 19,858 652 667 703 3.1 % 3.2 % 3.4 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,772 10,684 10,529 10,286 10,202 10,000 486 482 529 4.5 % 4.5 % 5.0 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,482 8,657 8,962 9,054 8,165 8,564 428 492 398 4.5 % 5.7 % 4.4 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,676 3,619 3,574 3,571 3,492 3,447 105 127 127 2.9 % 3.5 % 3.6 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,115 10,730 10,788 10,766 10,325 10,425 349 405 363 3.1 % 3.8 % 3.4 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,422 6,354 6,923 7,174 6,024 6,688 248 330 235 3.3 % 5.2 % 3.4 %
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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