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 3,573,200 3,581,800 3,560,300 3,437,800 3,443,900 3,386,100 135,400 137,900 174,200 3.8 % 3.8 % 4.9 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,556,894 1,565,322 1,547,614 1,505,363 1,514,546 1,481,347 51,531 50,776 66,267 3.3 % 3.2 % 4.3 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 105,601 106,726 104,446 101,045 102,083 98,713 4,556 4,643 5,733 4.3 % 4.4 % 5.5 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 154,749 155,285 154,292 149,976 150,465 148,164 4,773 4,820 6,128 3.1 % 3.1 % 4.0 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,178 113,960 112,477 110,358 110,053 107,604 3,820 3,907 4,873 3.3 % 3.4 % 4.3 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 94,851 95,452 94,707 90,112 90,538 88,556 4,739 4,914 6,151 5.0 % 5.1 % 6.5 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 183,420 183,475 182,026 176,268 176,242 172,951 7,152 7,233 9,075 3.9 % 3.9 % 5.0 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 82,682 82,813 82,688 79,470 79,622 78,602 3,212 3,191 4,086 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.9 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,784 8,793 8,761 8,498 8,508 8,401 286 285 360 3.3 % 3.2 % 4.1 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 89,924 90,245 89,534 86,692 86,995 85,434 3,232 3,250 4,100 3.6 % 3.6 % 4.6 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,309 82,811 81,610 78,958 79,270 77,297 3,351 3,541 4,313 4.1 % 4.3 % 5.3 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 122,825 119,283 122,751 117,791 113,587 116,182 5,034 5,696 6,569 4.1 % 4.8 % 5.4 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,124 76,411 75,965 72,735 72,837 71,564 3,389 3,574 4,401 4.5 % 4.7 % 5.8 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 83,209 83,826 83,765 78,848 79,121 77,990 4,361 4,705 5,775 5.2 % 5.6 % 6.9 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,449 42,959 43,051 41,547 40,918 40,732 1,902 2,041 2,319 4.4 % 4.8 % 5.4 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,207 142,522 142,783 135,995 135,778 134,620 6,212 6,744 8,163 4.4 % 4.7 % 5.7 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 363,300 365,153 364,909 346,034 347,677 343,916 17,266 17,476 20,993 4.8 % 4.8 % 5.8 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 346,670 345,865 345,272 332,371 331,290 327,176 14,299 14,575 18,096 4.1 % 4.2 % 5.2 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,949 9,959 9,972 9,456 9,443 9,362 493 516 610 5.0 % 5.2 % 6.1 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 20,056 20,072 20,293 19,366 19,344 19,384 690 728 909 3.4 % 3.6 % 4.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,508 10,552 10,637 9,939 9,951 9,945 569 601 692 5.4 % 5.7 % 6.5 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,133 8,338 9,224 8,714 7,818 8,671 419 520 553 4.6 % 6.2 % 6.0 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,504 3,461 3,558 3,382 3,336 3,403 122 125 155 3.5 % 3.6 % 4.4 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 11,040 10,870 11,109 10,677 10,473 10,672 363 397 437 3.3 % 3.7 % 3.9 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,095 6,029 6,993 6,874 5,739 6,714 221 290 279 3.1 % 4.8 % 4.0 %