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Economy at a Glance
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Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH
Data Series Back
Data
Aug
2023
Sept
2023
Oct
2023
Nov
2023
Dec
2023
Jan
2024

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

194.2 192.3 193.7 194.8 (p)195.9  

Employment(1)

188.6 187.4 188.6 189.3 (p)189.1  

Unemployment(1)

5.6 4.9 5.1 5.5 (p)6.8  

Unemployment Rate(2)

2.9 2.5 2.6 2.8 (p)3.5  

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

160.8 161.5 162.6 162.4 (p)163.3  

12-month % change

1.6 2.0 1.4 1.1 (p)2.0  

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

11.1 11.0 11.1 11.0 (p)10.8  

12-month % change

5.7 4.8 5.7 4.8 (p)5.9  

Manufacturing(3)

24.4 24.1 24.1 24.1 (p)24.2  

12-month % change

-2.8 -3.2 -2.8 -2.4 (p)-1.2  

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

25.0 24.9 25.4 25.5 (p)26.1  

12-month % change

3.7 2.9 2.4 0.8 (p)-0.4  

Information(3)

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 (p)3.0  

12-month % change

-9.1 -3.1 -3.2 0.0 (p)-3.2  

Financial Activities(3)

3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 (p)3.9  

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)0.0  

Professional and Business Services(3)

26.2 26.2 26.1 25.9 (p)26.2  

12-month % change

-3.7 -2.2 -4.7 -5.8 (p)-3.3  

Education and Health Services(3)

25.2 25.1 25.5 25.6 (p)25.8  

12-month % change

6.8 6.4 5.8 6.2 (p)7.1  

Leisure and Hospitality(3)

14.4 13.8 13.9 13.5 (p)13.4  

12-month % change

8.3 11.3 10.3 8.0 (p)8.1  

Other Services(3)

4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8 (p)4.8  

12-month % change

0.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 (p)6.7  

Government(3)

22.8 24.7 24.8 25.0 (p)25.1  

12-month % change

1.8 1.6 0.8 2.0 (p)4.1  

Consumer Price Index: Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

CPI-U, All items(4)

  327.145   328.362   330.746

CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change(4)

    2.6   2.4   2.0

CPI-W, All items(5)

  330.195   331.142   332.708

CPI-W, All items, 12-month % change(5)

    3.5   3.1   2.7

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, not seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. See About the data.
(4) All Urban Consumers, base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Data extracted on: February 21, 2024

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Databases & Tables" tab at the top of this page.

 

Geographically based survey data available from BLS:

Employment & Unemployment

Prices & Living Conditions

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