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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

162,546 164,546 162,913 156,481 -6,065 -3.7

New England

(r)8,063.0 8,138.5 (1)- (1)-    

Connecticut

(r)1,901.1 1,930.5 1,930.8 (p)1,788.4 (p)(r)-112.6 (p)(r)-5.9

Maine

(r)691.6 695.0 695.3 (p)666.5 (p)(r)-25.2 (p)(r)-3.6

Massachusetts

(r)3,801.1 3,834.8 3,772.0 (p)3,407.3 (p)(r)-393.8 (p)(r)-10.4

New Hampshire

(r)771.5 779.5 766.1 (p)721.9 (p)(r)-49.7 (p)(r)-6.4

Rhode Island

(r)554.3 558.5 565.2 (p)530.6 (p)(r)-23.7 (p)(r)-4.3

Vermont

(r)343.5 340.1 340.6 (p)349.8 (p)(r)6.3 (p)(r)1.8

Footnotes
(1) Not available.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

5,850 5,787 7,140 23,078 17,228 294.5

New England

(r)252.5 248.1 (1)- (1)-    

Connecticut

(r)69.9 72.6 65.6 (p)140.7 (p)(r)70.8 (p)(r)101.3

Maine

(r)21.2 22.0 21.0 (p)70.8 (p)(r)49.5 (p)(r)233.6

Massachusetts

(r)113.7 106.6 106.9 (p)515.7 (p)(r)401.9 (p)(r)353.4

New Hampshire

(r)19.5 19.9 18.1 (p)117.6 (p)(r)98.1 (p)(r)502.5

Rhode Island

(r)20.1 18.8 26.5 (p)90.3 (p)(r)70.2 (p)(r)350.1

Vermont

(r)8.0 8.2 10.5 (p)54.5 (p)(r)46.5 (p)(r)578.1

Footnotes
(1) Not available.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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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United States

3.6 3.5 4.4 14.7 11.1

New England

(r)3.1 3.0 (1)- (1)-  

Connecticut

(r)3.7 3.8 3.4 (p)7.9 (p)(r)4.2

Maine

(r)3.1 3.2 3.0 (p)10.6 (p)(r)7.5

Massachusetts

(r)3.0 2.8 2.8 (p)15.1 (p)(r)12.1

New Hampshire

(r)2.5 2.6 2.4 (p)16.3 (p)(r)13.8

Rhode Island

(r)3.6 3.4 4.7 (p)17.0 (p)(r)13.4

Vermont

(r)2.3 2.4 3.1 (p)15.6 (p)(r)13.3

Footnotes
(1) Not available.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

(1)4.0 4.5 4.5 (p)4.0 (p)(1)0.0

Danbury

(1)3.5 4.0 4.0 (p)3.5 (p)(1)0.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

(1)4.0 4.4 4.3 (p)3.9 (p)(1)-0.1

New Haven

(1)3.8 4.2 4.1 (p)3.7 (p)(1)-0.1

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

(1)4.0 4.5 4.4 (p)4.1 (p)(1)0.1

Waterbury

(1)5.0 5.5 5.5 (p)5.0 (p)(1)0.0

Maine

Bangor

(1)3.8 4.0 4.2 (p)3.7 (p)(1)-0.1

Lewiston-Auburn

(1)3.7 3.6 3.8 (p)3.3 (p)(1)-0.4

Portland-South Portland, ME

(1)3.1 3.1 3.2 (p)2.8 (p)(1)-0.3

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town

(1)5.2 5.5 5.5 (p)5.5 (p)(1)0.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

(1)2.9 3.0 2.9 (p)3.0 (p)(1)0.1

Boston-Cambridge-Newton(2)

(1)2.6 2.7 2.6 (p)2.7 (p)(1)0.1

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton(2)

(1)3.4 3.6 3.6 (p)3.8 (p)(1)0.4

Framingham(2)

(1)2.8 2.8 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)(1)0.0

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

(1)3.3 3.4 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)(1)0.1

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH(2)

(1)4.3 4.3 4.5 (p)4.3 (p)(1)0.0

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH(2)

(1)3.1 3.2 3.1 (p)3.2 (p)(1)0.1

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA(2)

(1)3.2 3.2 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)(1)0.1

Nashua NH-MA(2)

(1)3.2 3.3 3.4 (p)3.1 (p)(1)-0.1

Peabody-Salem-Beverly(2)

(1)2.9 3.0 2.9 (p)3.2 (p)(1)0.3

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton(2)

(1)3.6 3.9 3.9 (p)4.0 (p)(1)0.4

Leominster-Gardner, MA

(1)4.0 4.1 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)(1)0.1

New Bedford

(1)5.1 5.4 5.4 (p)5.3 (p)(1)0.2

Pittsfield

(1)4.4 4.5 4.5 (p)4.6 (p)(1)0.2

Springfield MA-CT

(1)4.0 4.1 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)(1)-0.1

Worcester MA-CT

(1)3.6 3.7 3.6 (p)3.6 (p)(1)0.0

New Hampshire

Manchester

(1)2.7 2.8 2.8 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-0.1

Portsmouth NH-ME

(1)2.7 2.8 2.8 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-0.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

(1)2.8 2.8 2.9 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-0.3

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

(1)4.0 4.1 4.1 (p)4.9 (p)(1)0.9

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington

(1)2.0 2.2 2.0 (p)2.7 (p)(1)0.7

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(2) 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

150,492 (1)152,463 (1)(p)151,582 (1)(p)131,045 (1)(p)-19,447 (1)(p)-12.9

Connecticut

1,687.9 1,699.5 1,677.4 (p)1,411.1 (p)-276.8 (p)-16.4

Maine

634.5 637.3 630.1 (p)531.7 (p)-102.8 (p)-16.2

Massachusetts

3,683.8 3,712.6 3,668.8 (p)3,045.8 (p)-638.0 (p)-17.3

New Hampshire

684.3 690.3 680.3 (p)572.5 (p)-111.8 (p)-16.3

Rhode Island

503.5 508.4 498.5 (p)409.7 (p)-93.8 (p)-18.6

Vermont

316.8 314.0 309.4 (p)248.7 (p)-68.1 (p)-21.5

Footnotes
(1) corrected
(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.