Worcester MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
08 2021 353939 333899 20040 5.7
07 2021 353084 332024 21060 6.0
06 2021 350338 330418 19920 5.7
05 2021 347888 329895 17993 5.2
04 2021 347502 326547 20955 6.0
03 2021 349040 325608 23432 6.7
02 2021 348971 323360 25611 7.3
01 2021 353449 327121 26328 7.4

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2020 348886 319135 29751 8.5
Average 2019 359868 347960 11908 3.3
Average 2018 359509 346280 13229 3.7
Average 2017 353438 339254 14184 4.0
Average 2016 348284 333368 14916 4.3
Average 2015 346451 328662 17789 5.1
Average 2014 346099 324853 21246 6.1
Average 2013 341295 316778 24517 7.2
Average 2012 341153 316116 25037 7.3
Average 2011 340949 314602 26347 7.7
Average 2010 340436 310929 29507 8.7

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Aug-2021 Jul-2021 Aug-2020 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 274,700 274,200 261,500 500 13,200
Total private 234,600 234,300 223,300 300 11,300
Goods-producing 38,900 38,800 37,400 100 1,500
Service-providing 235,800 235,400 224,100 400 11,700
Private service-providing 195,700 195,500 185,900 200 9,800
Mining, Logging, and Construction 12,500 12,400 11,300 100 1,200
Manufacturing 26,400 26,400 26,100 0 300
Durable goods 16,000 16,100 16,300 -100 -300
Computer and electronic products 3,100 3,100 3,100 0 0
Nondurable goods 10,400 10,300 9,800 100 600
Trade, transportation, and utilities 52,200 52,400 49,100 -200 3,100
Wholesale Trade 9,100 9,000 8,500 100 600
Retail trade 28,800 28,900 27,600 -100 1,200
Food and beverage stores 7,900 8,000 7,800 -100 100
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 14,300 14,500 13,000 -200 1,300
Information 2,900 2,900 2,700 0 200
Financial activities 13,800 13,800 14,000 0 -200
Finance and insurance 12,100 12,100 12,200 0 -100
Insurance carriers and related activities 8,000 8,000 8,300 0 -300
Insurance carriers 6,000 6,000 6,400 0 -400
Professional and business services 28,400 28,300 27,600 100 800
Professional and technical services 12,200 12,100 12,400 100 -200
Management of companies and enterprises 3,300 3,300 3,400 0 -100
Administrative and waste services 12,900 12,900 11,800 0 1,100
Education and health services 64,600 65,300 64,300 -700 300
Educational services 10,200 10,400 9,600 -200 600
Health care and social assistance 54,400 54,900 54,700 -500 -300
Hospitals 16,300 16,300 16,000 0 300
Leisure and hospitality 24,600 23,700 19,500 900 5,100
Other services 9,200 9,100 8,700 100 500
Government 40,100 39,900 38,200 200 1,900
Federal 2,100 2,100 2,600 0 -500
State government 14,800 14,700 14,000 100 800
Local government 23,200 23,100 21,600 100 1,600

 

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