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Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
08 2022 354858 341449 13409 3.8
07 2022 355324 342172 13152 3.7
06 2022 355344 342131 13213 3.7
05 2022 353144 340720 12424 3.5
04 2022 351531 339415 12116 3.4
03 2022 358777 344863 13914 3.9
02 2022 357874 342087 15787 4.4
01 2022 357980 339954 18026 5.0

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2021 357349 336571 20778 5.8
Average 2020 356629 324665 31964 9.0
Average 2019 364430 352253 12177 3.3
Average 2018 363787 350388 13399 3.7
Average 2017 357404 343018 14386 4.0
Average 2016 348244 333328 14916 4.3
Average 2015 346419 328630 17789 5.1
Average 2014 346058 324812 21246 6.1
Average 2013 341260 316743 24517 7.2
Average 2012 341127 316090 25037 7.3
Average 2011 340925 314578 26347 7.7
Average 2010 340513 311006 29507 8.7

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Aug-2022 Jul-2022 Aug-2021 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 286,300 286,600 281,500 -300 4,800
Total private 245,700 246,200 240,800 -500 4,900
Goods-producing 40,400 40,200 39,200 200 1,200
Service-providing 245,900 246,400 242,300 -500 3,600
Private service-providing 205,300 206,000 201,600 -700 3,700
Mining, Logging, and Construction 12,600 12,300 12,300 300 300
Manufacturing 27,800 27,900 26,900 -100 900
Durable goods 17,100 17,200 16,700 -100 400
Computer and electronic products 3,500 3,500 3,400 0 100
Nondurable goods 10,700 10,700 10,200 0 500
Trade, transportation, and utilities 52,800 52,500 51,800 300 1,000
Wholesale Trade 9,000 8,900 8,800 100 200
Retail trade 29,400 29,300 29,100 100 300
Food and beverage stores 7,900 7,800 7,900 100 0
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 14,400 14,300 13,900 100 500
Information 3,000 2,900 3,000 100 0
Financial activities 13,500 13,500 14,100 0 -600
Finance and insurance 11,700 11,800 12,200 -100 -500
Insurance carriers and related activities 8,400 8,400 8,500 0 -100
Insurance carriers 6,300 6,400 6,300 -100 0
Professional and business services 32,100 33,000 32,000 -900 100
Professional and technical services 13,800 14,200 13,500 -400 300
Management of companies and enterprises 3,500 3,600 3,500 -100 0
Administrative and waste services 14,800 15,200 15,000 -400 -200
Education and health services 68,600 68,400 66,800 200 1,800
Educational services 10,500 10,700 10,100 -200 400
Health care and social assistance 58,100 57,700 56,700 400 1,400
Hospitals 16,000 16,000 16,300 0 -300
Leisure and hospitality 25,300 25,600 23,900 -300 1,400
Other services 10,000 10,100 10,000 -100 0
Government 40,600 40,400 40,700 200 -100
Federal 2,100 2,100 2,100 0 0
State government 13,100 13,100 14,700 0 -1,600
Local government 25,400 25,200 23,900 200 1,500

 

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