Select from the list below to obtain economic data and labor market information on Massachusetts, including employment and wage data, unemployment rate, short-term and long-term projections, industry and occupational statistics and other workforce statistical information by different labor market areas.

Economic Data Tools

  • Cities and Towns in an Area - Employment and Wage (ES-202) data are derived from reports filed by all employers subject to unemployment compensation laws, both state and federal. Industry employment and payroll information is produced both quarterly and annually for the state, labor market areas, workforce development areas, cities and towns, and counties. NAICS based employment and wage data are available beginning with the first quarter of 2001.
  • Claims Data - Excel reports containing initial claims and continued claims information by city and town or county, updated weekly.
  • Current Employment Statistics - are monthly estimates of nonfarm employment by industry for the Commonwealth and for seven Metropolitan New England City and Town Statistical Areas (NECTA) and nine Divisions. Statewide hours and earnings data are published for selected industries within the manufacturing super sector.
  • EMPDB - Employers Locator - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Employment and Wages (QCEW) - Employment and Wage (ES-202) data are derived from reports filed by all employers subject to unemployment compensation laws, both state and federal. Industry employment and payroll information is produced both quarterly and annually for the state, labor market areas, workforce development areas, cities and towns, and counties. NAICS based employment and wage data are available beginning with the first quarter of 2001.
  • Establishments and Employment by Size - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Labor Force and Unemployment Data - are annual and monthly estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the US, the Commonwealth and for each Labor Market Area (LMA), Workforce Development Area (WDA), county, and city and town in Massachusetts.
  • Labor Market Graphs - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Largest Employers by Area - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Long-Term Industry Projections - Ten-year industry employment projections are available for Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas. Employment is projected for approximately 88 detailed industries (at the 3-digit NAICS industry level).
  • Long-Term Occupation Projections - Ten year occupational employment projections are available for Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas. Employment is projected for approximately 660 detailed occupations.
  • Maps for Data - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Municipal Employment Data - Census 2010 population. Monthly and annual average Local Area Unemployment Statistics. Annual Employment and Wages by Industry.
  • News Release Local - Monthly publication of the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, labor force, and jobs estimates for the Massachusetts local areas.
  • News Release State - Monthly publication of the state unemployment rate, labor force and jobs estimates for Massachusetts.
  • Occupation Search - Employer information is provided by Data Axle, Omaha, NE.
  • Occupational Employment Statistics - are annual employment and wage estimates by occupation statewide, for the seven Metropolitan NECTAs and nine Divisions and for the Commonwealth’s sixteen Workforce Development Areas.
  • Occupational Employment and Wage Industry Staffing Pattern - Data is available for the Commonwealth and for the sixteen Workforce Development Areas for two-digit and three-digit industries.
  • Occupational Employment and Wage Occupation Staffing Pattern - Data is available for the Commonwealth and for the sixteen Workforce Development Areas for specific occupations and for 2 digit SOC groups.
  • Short-Term Industry Projections - Short-term employment projections cover a two-year time span and Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas. Employment is projected for approximately 88 detailed industries (at the 3-digit NAICS industry level). The rise and fall of business cycles are incorporated in short-term projections.
  • Short-Term Occupational Projections - Short-term employment projections cover a two-year time span and Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas. The rise and fall of business cycles are incorporated in short-term projections. Employment is projected for approximately 660 detailed occupations.
  • UI Claimant Profiles - are selected demographic summaries on the Massachusetts residents claiming unemployment insurance benefits during a survey week each month. The claimant profiles are in Adobe Acrobat PDF.
  • Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Reports - Information on the current and projected status of the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is available in monthly Trust Fund Reports.
  • Workforce Development Area Unemployment Rate Reports - are Local Workforce Development Area(LWDA) reports provide labor force, employed, unemployed and unemployment rate estimates for each local Workforce Development Area and for city and towns.
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