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 3,584,900 3,590,200 3,558,000 3,487,000 3,471,400 3,399,000 97,900 118,800 159,000 2.7 % 3.3 % 4.5 %
Metropolitian Divisions            
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division 1,567,429 1,565,020 1,551,530 1,529,648 1,519,494 1,490,533 37,781 45,526 60,997 2.4 % 2.9 % 3.9 %
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division 105,290 105,169 105,005 102,075 101,152 99,816 3,215 4,017 5,189 3.1 % 3.8 % 4.9 %
Framingham MA NECTA Division 155,292 155,147 153,656 151,749 150,887 148,096 3,543 4,260 5,560 2.3 % 2.7 % 3.6 %
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division 114,698 114,855 112,485 111,697 111,360 107,949 3,001 3,495 4,536 2.6 % 3.0 % 4.0 %
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division 94,375 94,712 95,423 90,785 90,429 89,672 3,590 4,283 5,751 3.8 % 4.5 % 6.0 %
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division 182,942 183,284 181,563 177,723 176,964 173,279 5,219 6,320 8,284 2.9 % 3.4 % 4.6 %
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division 82,978 83,179 82,744 80,600 80,308 78,939 2,378 2,871 3,805 2.9 % 3.5 % 4.6 %
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division 8,859 8,820 8,735 8,664 8,587 8,409 195 233 326 2.2 % 2.6 % 3.7 %
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division 90,311 90,170 89,944 88,006 87,366 86,181 2,305 2,804 3,763 2.6 % 3.1 % 4.2 %
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division 82,821 83,080 81,878 80,387 80,087 77,952 2,434 2,993 3,926 2.9 % 3.6 % 4.8 %
Metropolitian Statisical Areas            
Barnstable Town MA Metropolitan NECTA 122,124 126,344 121,674 118,689 122,311 115,822 3,435 4,033 5,852 2.8 % 3.2 % 4.8 %
Leominster-Gardner MA Metropolitan NECTA 75,985 76,036 75,440 73,582 73,070 71,434 2,403 2,966 4,006 3.2 % 3.9 % 5.3 %
New Bedford MA Metropolitan NECTA 82,588 83,095 83,266 79,280 79,070 77,939 3,308 4,025 5,327 4.0 % 4.8 % 6.4 %
Pittsfield MA Metropolitan NECTA 43,084 43,392 43,256 41,766 41,834 41,082 1,318 1,558 2,174 3.1 % 3.6 % 5.0 %
Providence-Warwick RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 142,735 143,038 142,130 138,203 137,478 134,788 4,532 5,560 7,342 3.2 % 3.9 % 5.2 %
Springfield MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 365,956 364,613 363,382 353,484 349,407 344,436 12,472 15,206 18,946 3.4 % 4.2 % 5.2 %
Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 347,537 347,084 343,557 336,852 334,259 327,205 10,685 12,825 16,352 3.1 % 3.7 % 4.8 %
Micropolitian Statisical Areas            
Athol MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,716 9,780 9,636 9,383 9,360 9,062 333 420 574 3.4 % 4.3 % 6.0 %
Greenfield Town MA Micropolitan NECTA 19,959 19,945 19,998 19,471 19,359 19,185 488 586 813 2.4 % 2.9 % 4.1 %
North Adams MA-VT Micropolitan NECTA 10,487 10,528 10,712 10,111 10,065 10,089 376 463 623 3.6 % 4.4 % 5.8 %
Vineyard Haven MA Micropolitan NECTA 9,117 10,349 8,645 8,860 10,059 8,207 257 290 438 2.8 % 2.8 % 5.1 %
Other Labor Market Areass            
Buckland MA LMA 3,485 3,478 3,459 3,398 3,368 3,326 87 110 133 2.5 % 3.2 % 3.8 %
Great Barrington MA LMA 10,936 10,942 10,870 10,700 10,659 10,492 236 283 378 2.2 % 2.6 % 3.5 %
Nantucket County/town MA 7,270 8,231 7,170 7,126 8,078 6,926 144 153 244 2.0 % 1.9 % 3.4 %