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 3,587,900 3,579,800 3,554,600 3,487,800 3,488,200 3,392,200 100,100 91,500 162,400 2.8 % 2.6 % 4.6 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,573,131 1,568,951 1,548,647 1,536,194 1,534,099 1,489,450 36,937 34,852 59,197 2.3 % 2.2 % 3.8 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 106,026 105,798 105,519 102,777 102,833 100,169 3,249 2,965 5,350 3.1 % 2.8 % 5.1 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,941 155,398 153,657 152,407 152,167 148,054 3,534 3,231 5,603 2.3 % 2.1 % 3.6 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,319 114,656 112,115 111,102 111,699 107,538 3,217 2,957 4,577 2.8 % 2.6 % 4.1 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 94,381 94,587 95,474 90,804 91,187 89,727 3,577 3,400 5,747 3.8 % 3.6 % 6.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 184,224 183,278 182,424 178,924 178,405 173,965 5,300 4,873 8,459 2.9 % 2.7 % 4.6 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 83,183 83,124 82,659 80,863 80,937 78,868 2,320 2,187 3,791 2.8 % 2.6 % 4.6 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,937 8,893 8,785 8,747 8,715 8,450 190 178 335 2.1 % 2.0 % 3.8 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 90,950 90,529 89,875 88,693 88,416 86,141 2,257 2,113 3,734 2.5 % 2.3 % 4.2 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,814 82,822 81,950 80,308 80,561 77,847 2,506 2,261 4,103 3.0 % 2.7 % 5.0 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 117,781 118,560 117,697 113,359 114,872 110,401 4,422 3,688 7,296 3.8 % 3.1 % 6.2 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 76,206 76,096 76,097 73,732 73,879 71,930 2,474 2,217 4,167 3.2 % 2.9 % 5.5 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 83,002 82,196 84,033 79,561 79,135 78,386 3,441 3,061 5,647 4.1 % 3.7 % 6.7 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,090 42,803 43,792 41,558 41,510 41,386 1,532 1,293 2,406 3.6 % 3.0 % 5.5 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 141,859 142,208 142,554 137,116 138,032 134,835 4,743 4,176 7,719 3.3 % 2.9 % 5.4 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 365,495 364,463 362,402 352,905 352,990 342,579 12,590 11,473 19,823 3.4 % 3.1 % 5.5 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 347,335 346,888 344,196 336,792 337,177 327,758 10,543 9,711 16,438 3.0 % 2.8 % 4.8 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,712 9,681 9,788 9,351 9,359 9,173 361 322 615 3.7 % 3.3 % 6.3 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,950 19,862 20,162 19,420 19,389 19,259 530 473 903 2.7 % 2.4 % 4.5 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,385 10,398 10,635 9,980 10,039 9,954 405 359 681 3.9 % 3.5 % 6.4 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 8,304 8,367 8,018 7,883 8,027 7,322 421 340 696 5.1 % 4.1 % 8.7 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,449 3,410 3,490 3,345 3,321 3,336 104 89 154 3.0 % 2.6 % 4.4 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,967 10,832 11,043 10,668 10,599 10,574 299 233 469 2.7 % 2.2 % 4.2 %
Nantucket County/town MA 6,253 6,300 6,105 5,950 6,102 5,657 303 198 448 4.8 % 3.1 % 7.3 %