New England - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in New England, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

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154,625 155,959 155,862 156,278 1,653 1.1

New England

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7,684.8 7,733.3 7,750.6 7,776.8 91.9 1.2

Connecticut

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1,850.6 1,870.4 1,875.6 (P) 1,886.3 (P) 35.7 (P) 1.9

Maine

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708.9 705.0 704.2 (P) 703.8 (P) -5.1 (P) -0.7

Massachusetts

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3,484.0 3,517.1 3,531.7 (P) 3,545.8 (P) 61.7 (P) 1.8

New Hampshire

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741.0 740.4 739.0 (P) 739.8 (P) -1.2 (P) -0.2

Rhode Island

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552.0 556.5 555.8 (P) 555.4 (P) 3.4 (P) 0.6

Vermont

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350.4 350.2 350.2 (P) 351.0 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in New England, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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11,140 9,591 9,262 8,995 -2,145 -19.3

New England

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542.8 457.7 463.6 459.9 -82.9 -15.3

Connecticut

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141.1 123.4 119.8 (P) 121.6 (P) -19.5 (P) -13.8

Maine

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46.1 39.8 40.6 (P) 40.8 (P) -5.3 (P) -11.6

Massachusetts

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249.8 203.9 213.3 (P) 211.0 (P) -38.8 (P) -15.5

New Hampshire

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38.7 32.7 32.1 (P) 30.8 (P) -7.8 (P) -20.3

Rhode Island

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52.1 42.6 42.3 (P) 40.9 (P) -11.3 (P) -21.6

Vermont

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15.5 14.4 15.4 (P) 15.6 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.8

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in New England, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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7.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 -1.4

New England

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7.1 5.9 6.0 5.9 -1.2

Connecticut

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7.6 6.6 6.4 (P) 6.4 (P) -1.2

Maine

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6.5 5.6 5.8 (P) 5.8 (P) -0.7

Massachusetts

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7.2 5.8 6.0 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.2

New Hampshire

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5.2 4.4 4.3 (P) 4.2 (P) -1.0

Rhode Island

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9.4 7.6 7.6 (P) 7.4 (P) -2.0

Vermont

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4.4 4.1 4.4 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.0

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in New England states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Connecticut

 

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

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7.0 6.3 6.4 (P) 5.6 (P) -1.4

Danbury

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5.9 5.4 5.5 (P) 4.6 (P) -1.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

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7.5 7.0 7.0 (P) 5.9 (P) -1.6

New Haven

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7.8 7.1 7.2 (P) 6.1 (P) -1.7

Norwich-New London CT-RI

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7.7 6.9 6.9 (P) 6.0 (P) -1.7

Waterbury

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10.0 8.9 9.1 (P) 7.9 (P) -2.1

Maine

 

Bangor

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5.7 5.4 5.5 (P) 5.3 (P) -0.4

Lewiston-Auburn

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5.8 5.1 5.1 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.9

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford

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4.9 4.1 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) -0.7

Massachusetts

 

Barnstable Town

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6.4 5.0 5.0 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.8

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH

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6.5 5.6 5.5 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.9

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (1)

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6.2 5.3 5.2 (P) 5.5 (P) -0.7

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (1)

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7.7 6.9 6.7 (P) 6.8 (P) -0.9

Framingham (1)

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5.8 4.8 4.7 (P) 4.9 (P) -0.9

Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury MA-NH (1)

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6.5 5.7 5.9 (P) 5.6 (P) -0.9

Lawrence-Methuen-Salem MA-NH (1)

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12.8 10.0 10.4 (P) 10.2 (P) -2.6

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH (1)

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7.3 6.2 6.3 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.0

Nashua NH-MA (1)

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5.3 4.7 4.7 (P) 4.2 (P) -1.1

Peabody (1)

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7.1 6.1 6.1 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.8

Taunton-Norton-Raynham (1)

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7.2 6.4 6.4 (P) 6.4 (P) -0.8

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner

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9.5 8.1 8.0 (P) 7.9 (P) -1.6

New Bedford

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10.9 8.9 9.0 (P) 8.9 (P) -2.0

Pittsfield

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7.4 6.0 5.9 (P) 6.3 (P) -1.1

Springfield MA-CT

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8.1 7.3 7.2 (P) 7.1 (P) -1.0

Worcester MA-CT

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7.8 6.7 6.5 (P) 6.7 (P) -1.1

New Hampshire

 

Manchester

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4.9 4.3 4.2 (P) 3.8 (P) -1.1

Portsmouth NH-ME

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4.3 3.6 3.8 (P) 3.5 (P) -0.8

Rochester-Dover NH-ME

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4.7 4.3 4.3 (P) 3.8 (P) -0.9

Rhode Island

 

Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA

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9.2 8.0 7.9 (P) 7.5 (P) -1.7

Vermont

 

Burlington-South Burlington

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3.6 3.6 3.6 (P) 3.7 (P) 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in New England States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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137,037 139,210 (P) 139,466 (P) 139,680 (P) 2,643 (P) 1.9

Connecticut

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1,658.8 1,667.7 1,678.2 (P) 1,681.8 (P) 23.0 (P) 1.4

Maine

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604.1 611.6 611.8 (P) 609.9 (P) 5.8 (P) 1.0

Massachusetts

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3,372.0 3,415.6 3,423.4 (P) 3,424.6 (P) 52.6 (P) 1.6

New Hampshire

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642.4 643.1 648.1 (P) 647.3 (P) 4.9 (P) 0.8

Rhode Island

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472.9 478.5 479.1 (P) 476.5 (P) 3.6 (P) 0.8

Vermont

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305.9 306.8 307.2 (P) 308.1 (P) 2.2 (P) 0.7

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.