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New England - Labor Force Statistics

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

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Apr
2020
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2021
Mar
2021
Apr
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Apr 2020 to
Apr 2021
Net
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Percent
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United States

156,478 160,211 160,558 160,988 4,510 2.9

New England

(r)7,525.4 7,738.6 7,761.0 7,771.9 (r)246.5 (r)3.3

Connecticut

(r)1,826.6 1,712.6 1,729.6 (p)1,741.8 (p)(r)-84.8 (p)(r)-4.6

Maine

(r)654.3 672.0 673.1 (p)673.9 (p)(r)19.6 (p)(r)3.0

Massachusetts

(r)3,409.9 3,740.8 3,744.4 (p)3,746.4 (p)(r)336.5 (p)(r)9.9

New Hampshire

(r)735.0 761.3 759.3 (p)757.4 (p)(r)22.3 (p)(r)3.0

Rhode Island

(r)545.7 538.7 541.5 (p)539.6 (p)(r)-6.1 (p)(r)-1.1

Vermont

(r)353.9 313.2 313.1 (p)312.8 (p)(r)-41.0 (p)(r)-11.6

Footnotes
(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)
Area

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Apr 2021
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United States

23,109 9,972 9,710 9,812 -13,297 -57.5

New England

(r)1,039.5 514.3 498.0 479.0 (r)-560.6 (r)-53.9

Connecticut

(r)156.9 145.6 143.0 (p)140.5 (p)(r)-16.4 (p)(r)-10.4

Maine

(r)59.7 32.4 32.6 (p)32.5 (p)(r)-27.1 (p)(r)-45.5

Massachusetts

(r)558.4 262.9 252.2 (p)241.7 (p)(r)-316.7 (p)(r)-56.7

New Hampshire

(r)117.7 24.8 22.9 (p)21.4 (p)(r)-96.3 (p)(r)-81.8

Rhode Island

(r)94.7 39.2 38.2 (p)33.9 (p)(r)-60.8 (p)(r)-64.2

Vermont

(r)52.2 9.5 9.2 (p)9.0 (p)(r)-43.3 (p)(r)-82.8

Footnotes
(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)
Area
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2020
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Net change
Apr 2020 to
Apr 2021

United States

14.8 6.2 6.0 6.1 -8.7

New England

(r)13.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 (r)-7.6

Connecticut

(r)8.6 8.5 8.3 (p)8.1 (p)(r)-0.5

Maine

(r)9.1 4.8 4.8 (p)4.8 (p)(r)-4.3

Massachusetts

(r)16.4 7.0 6.7 (p)6.5 (p)(r)-9.9

New Hampshire

(r)16.0 3.3 3.0 (p)2.8 (p)(r)-13.2

Rhode Island

(r)17.4 7.3 7.0 (p)6.3 (p)(r)-11.1

Vermont

(r)14.8 3.0 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)(r)-11.9

Footnotes
(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)8.3 8.5 8.4 (p)7.5 (p)(1)-0.8

Danbury

(1)8.3 7.5 7.3 (p)6.6 (p)(1)-1.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

(1)7.9 8.2 8.2 (p)7.7 (p)(1)-0.2

New Haven

(1)7.5 7.7 7.6 (p)7.1 (p)(1)-0.4

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

(1)14.1 9.4 9.2 (p)8.3 (p)(1)-5.8

Waterbury

(1)9.4 9.8 10.0 (p)9.1 (p)(1)-0.3

Maine

Bangor

(1)9.0 5.0 4.9 (p)4.9 (p)(1)-4.1

Lewiston-Auburn

(1)9.2 5.3 5.2 (p)5.2 (p)(1)-4.0

Portland-South Portland, ME

(1)10.0 5.0 4.8 (p)4.6 (p)(1)-5.4

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town

(1)21.4 9.6 8.4 (p)6.9 (p)(1)-14.5

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

(1)15.6 6.5 5.9 (p)5.4 (p)(1)-10.2

Boston-Cambridge-Newton(2)

(1)14.4 6.4 5.8 (p)5.3 (p)(1)-9.1

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton(2)

(1)19.6 8.5 7.7 (p)7.0 (p)(1)-12.6

Framingham(2)

(1)13.5 5.8 5.1 (p)4.6 (p)(1)-8.9

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

(1)17.7 5.8 5.4 (p)4.7 (p)(1)-13.0

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

(1)22.1 9.9 9.2 (p)8.6 (p)(1)-13.5

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH(2)

(1)15.6 6.9 6.3 (p)5.7 (p)(1)-9.9

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA(2)

(1)19.5 8.7 7.9 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-12.3

Nashua NH-MA(2)

(1)16.4 3.4 3.3 (p)2.8 (p)(1)-13.6

Peabody-Salem-Beverly(2)

(1)17.8 6.9 6.3 (p)5.8 (p)(1)-12.0

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton(2)

(1)19.7 7.7 7.0 (p)6.2 (p)(1)-13.5

Leominster-Gardner, MA

(1)17.6 8.4 7.6 (p)6.9 (p)(1)-10.7

New Bedford

(1)23.1 9.6 8.7 (p)7.4 (p)(1)-15.7

Pittsfield

(1)18.7 9.2 8.6 (p)7.6 (p)(1)-11.1

Springfield MA-CT

(1)15.1 8.2 7.5 (p)6.9 (p)(1)-8.2

Worcester MA-CT

(1)14.7 7.3 6.7 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-8.7

New Hampshire

Manchester

(1)16.2 3.1 3.1 (p)2.7 (p)(1)-13.5

Portsmouth NH-ME

(1)14.1 3.5 3.4 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-11.2

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

(1)14.3 3.4 3.4 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-11.4

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

(1)18.1 7.9 7.2 (p)5.3 (p)(1)-12.8

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington

(1)12.8 2.6 2.7 (p)2.5 (p)(1)-10.3

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(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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Dec 2020
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United States

151,919 142,545 142,809 142,503 -9,416 -6.2

Connecticut

1,693.5 1,597.6 1,594.2 (p)1,590.8 (p)-102.7 (p)-6.1

Maine

638.1 589.1 588.5 (p)588.9 (p)-49.2 (p)-7.7

Massachusetts

3,698.4 3,351.0 3,363.6 (p)3,363.0 (p)-335.4 (p)-9.1

New Hampshire

685.6 627.2 628.1 (p)625.4 (p)-60.2 (p)-8.8

Rhode Island

505.7 468.0 468.2 (p)461.9 (p)-43.8 (p)-8.7

Vermont

315.1 286.5 287.7 (p)286.6 (p)-28.5 (p)-9.0

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.