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New England - Labor Force Statistics

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

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United States

164,051 159,870 160,838 160,143 -3,908 -2.4

New England

8,119.7 7,905.3 7,699.4 7,991.9 -127.7 -1.6

Connecticut

1,923.1 1,900.5 1,866.4 (p)1,894.8 (p)-28.3 (p)-1.5

Maine

693.0 697.3 677.7 (p)681.2 (p)-11.8 (p)-1.7

Massachusetts

3,829.8 3,673.4 3,548.6 (p)3,789.6 (p)-40.2 (p)-1.0

New Hampshire

776.4 734.4 738.3 (p)741.7 (p)-34.6 (p)-4.5

Rhode Island

556.4 557.0 540.4 (p)561.0 (p)4.6 (p)0.8

Vermont

340.9 339.2 324.3 (p)321.7 (p)-19.3 (p)-5.6

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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United States

5,753 16,338 13,550 12,580 6,827 118.7

New England

247.4 1,007.3 734.3 668.1 420.7 170.0

Connecticut

72.1 194.3 150.8 (p)147.1 (p)75.0 (p)104.1

Maine

20.3 68.7 47.2 (p)41.4 (p)21.1 (p)103.8

Massachusetts

107.4 594.3 403.4 (p)365.4 (p)258.0 (p)240.4

New Hampshire

19.9 58.9 48.9 (p)44.5 (p)24.6 (p)123.4

Rhode Island

19.5 63.1 69.5 (p)59.0 (p)39.5 (p)203.0

Vermont

8.2 28.2 15.4 (p)13.6 (p)5.3 (p)64.5

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)
Area
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United States

3.5 10.2 8.4 7.9 4.4

New England

3.0 12.7 9.5 8.4 5.4

Connecticut

3.7 10.2 8.1 (p)7.8 (p)4.1

Maine

2.9 9.9 7.0 (p)6.1 (p)3.2

Massachusetts

2.8 16.2 11.4 (p)9.6 (p)6.8

New Hampshire

2.6 8.0 6.6 (p)6.0 (p)3.4

Rhode Island

3.5 11.3 12.9 (p)10.5 (p)7.0

Vermont

2.4 8.3 4.8 (p)4.2 (p)1.8

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 states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
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Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

3.5 10.7 8.5 (p)7.9 (p)4.4

Danbury

2.8 9.1 7.1 (p)6.7 (p)3.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

3.5 10.1 8.0 (p)7.3 (p)3.8

New Haven

3.4 9.7 7.7 (p)7.1 (p)3.7

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

3.4 12.3 10.2 (p)9.1 (p)5.7

Waterbury

4.3 12.0 9.7 (p)8.9 (p)4.6

Maine

Bangor

2.3 8.6 5.7 (p)4.9 (p)2.6

Lewiston-Auburn

2.4 10.2 6.7 (p)5.8 (p)3.4

Portland-South Portland, ME

2.0 9.8 6.3 (p)5.4 (p)3.4

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town

2.7 15.5 10.6 (p)9.2 (p)6.5

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2.5 15.5 10.8 (p)9.2 (p)6.7

Boston-Cambridge-Newton(1)

2.3 15.5 10.7 (p)9.2 (p)6.9

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton(1)

2.9 19.3 13.5 (p)11.5 (p)8.6

Framingham(1)

2.3 13.7 9.2 (p)7.8 (p)5.5

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(1)

2.6 13.8 9.8 (p)8.4 (p)5.8

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH(1)

3.6 21.5 15.6 (p)13.6 (p)10.0

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH(1)

2.6 15.5 10.6 (p)9.0 (p)6.4

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA(1)

2.7 20.1 14.2 (p)12.1 (p)9.4

Nashua NH-MA(1)

2.5 8.6 7.0 (p)6.0 (p)3.5

Peabody-Salem-Beverly(1)

2.5 16.6 11.4 (p)9.7 (p)7.2

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton(1)

2.9 17.3 11.9 (p)9.8 (p)6.9

Leominster-Gardner, MA

3.0 17.9 12.6 (p)10.6 (p)7.6

New Bedford

3.8 19.0 13.1 (p)11.0 (p)7.2

Pittsfield

3.2 17.1 11.8 (p)9.9 (p)6.7

Springfield MA-CT

3.4 16.5 11.6 (p)9.9 (p)6.5

Worcester MA-CT

3.0 14.9 10.3 (p)8.8 (p)5.8

New Hampshire

Manchester

2.2 7.9 6.5 (p)5.7 (p)3.5

Portsmouth NH-ME

2.0 7.7 5.9 (p)5.3 (p)3.3

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.2 8.2 6.1 (p)5.3 (p)3.1

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

3.1 12.7 12.7 (p)10.0 (p)6.9

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington

2.0 7.6 4.3 (p)3.7 (p)1.7

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(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.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in New England States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

151,368 139,570 (p)141,059 (p)141,720 (p)-9,648 (p)-6.4

Connecticut

1,688.3 1,546.2 1,568.1 (p)1,585.1 (p)-103.2 (p)-6.1

Maine

637.7 575.9 582.0 (p)586.7 (p)-51.0 (p)-8.0

Massachusetts

3,693.8 3,242.6 3,305.1 (p)3,342.0 (p)-351.8 (p)-9.5

New Hampshire

685.6 620.3 630.5 (p)632.8 (p)-52.8 (p)-7.7

Rhode Island

502.8 459.3 465.9 (p)468.0 (p)-34.8 (p)-6.9

Vermont

315.4 278.3 282.2 (p)285.0 (p)-30.4 (p)-9.6

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.