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New England - Labor Force Statistics

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

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Oct 2021
Net
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Percent
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United States

160,718 161,537 161,354 161,458 740 0.5

New England

7,814.8 7,800.4 7,858.1 7,835.9 21.1 0.3

Connecticut

1,844.5 1,810.2 1,812.1 (p)1,812.6 (p)-31.9 (p)-1.7

Maine

666.4 677.7 679.3 (p)679.5 (p)13.1 (p)2.0

Massachusetts

3,688.3 3,709.5 3,720.7 (p)3,726.3 (p)38.0 (p)1.0

New Hampshire

761.4 750.9 749.7 (p)747.3 (p)-14.1 (p)-1.8

Rhode Island

535.9 534.7 578.0 (p)551.7 (p)15.8 (p)2.9

Vermont

318.4 317.4 318.2 (p)318.5 (p)0.2 (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.

 
Unemployed in New England, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

11,049 8,384 7,674 7,419 -3,630 -32.9

New England

586.4 411.2 410.3 404.8 -181.6 -31.0

Connecticut

151.7 129.9 123.4 (p)115.1 (p)-36.6 (p)-24.1

Maine

31.9 33.2 32.9 (p)33.1 (p)1.2 (p)3.7

Massachusetts

315.0 185.4 192.9 (p)196.9 (p)-118.1 (p)-37.5

New Hampshire

36.1 22.2 21.8 (p)21.4 (p)-14.8 (p)-40.9

Rhode Island

38.9 30.9 30.2 (p)29.5 (p)-9.4 (p)-24.2

Vermont

12.7 9.7 9.1 (p)8.8 (p)-3.9 (p)-31.0

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, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Area
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Oct 2021

United States

6.9 5.2 4.8 4.6 -2.3

New England

7.5 5.3 5.2 5.2 -2.3

Connecticut

8.2 7.2 6.8 (p)6.4 (p)-1.8

Maine

4.8 4.9 4.8 (p)4.9 (p)0.1

Massachusetts

8.5 5.0 5.2 (p)5.3 (p)-3.2

New Hampshire

4.7 3.0 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-1.8

Rhode Island

7.3 5.8 5.2 (p)5.4 (p)-1.9

Vermont

4.0 3.0 2.8 (p)2.8 (p)-1.2

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.

 
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

8.5 7.0 6.2 (p)5.6 (p)-2.9

Danbury

7.3 5.9 5.1 (p)4.4 (p)-2.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

8.0 7.0 6.2 (p)5.4 (p)-2.6

New Haven

7.6 6.6 5.8 (p)5.1 (p)-2.5

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

9.9 7.3 6.6 (p)5.8 (p)-4.1

Waterbury

9.5 8.3 7.5 (p)6.6 (p)-2.9

Maine

Bangor

3.7 5.0 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)0.1

Lewiston-Auburn

4.3 5.8 5.1 (p)4.4 (p)0.1

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.0 4.5 3.9 (p)3.5 (p)-0.5

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town

8.5 5.3 5.2 (p)5.4 (p)-3.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

8.6 5.3 5.0 (p)4.8 (p)-3.8

Boston-Cambridge-Newton(1)

8.6 5.2 4.9 (p)4.8 (p)-3.8

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton(1)

10.8 6.8 6.5 (p)6.3 (p)-4.5

Framingham(1)

7.3 4.5 4.3 (p)4.1 (p)-3.2

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(1)

7.8 4.7 4.3 (p)4.1 (p)-3.7

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

12.6 8.0 7.5 (p)7.2 (p)-5.4

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH(1)

8.3 5.4 5.2 (p)5.0 (p)-3.3

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA(1)

11.5 6.8 6.5 (p)6.3 (p)-5.2

Nashua NH-MA(1)

5.9 3.6 3.1 (p)2.6 (p)-3.3

Peabody-Salem-Beverly(1)

9.3 5.7 5.4 (p)5.2 (p)-4.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton(1)

9.1 5.9 5.7 (p)5.4 (p)-3.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA

9.9 6.6 6.4 (p)6.1 (p)-3.8

New Bedford

10.4 7.0 7.0 (p)6.7 (p)-3.7

Pittsfield

9.4 6.6 6.4 (p)6.3 (p)-3.1

Springfield MA-CT

9.3 6.7 6.4 (p)6.1 (p)-3.2

Worcester MA-CT

8.6 6.0 5.7 (p)5.4 (p)-3.2

New Hampshire

Manchester

5.6 3.3 2.8 (p)2.3 (p)-3.3

Portsmouth NH-ME

4.7 3.1 2.6 (p)2.3 (p)-2.4

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

4.8 3.4 2.7 (p)2.3 (p)-2.5

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

10.1 5.9 6.0 (p)4.6 (p)-5.5

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington

4.0 2.8 2.6 (p)1.8 (p)-2.2

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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Oct 2020 to
Oct 2021
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United States

142,545 147,476 (p)147,788 (p)148,319 (p)5,774 (p)4.1

Connecticut

1,577.7 1,605.0 1,611.5 (p)1,616.8 (p)39.1 (p)2.5

Maine

600.9 614.9 612.7 (p)613.6 (p)12.7 (p)2.1

Massachusetts

3,345.6 3,504.3 3,517.8 (p)3,542.8 (p)197.2 (p)5.9

New Hampshire

642.7 659.6 662.1 (p)664.0 (p)21.3 (p)3.3

Rhode Island

461.9 478.3 481.3 (p)479.2 (p)17.3 (p)3.7

Vermont

286.7 298.7 295.0 (p)295.4 (p)8.7 (p)3.0

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.