Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division

Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
08 2021 195898 185904 9994 5.1
07 2021 194786 184320 10466 5.4
06 2021 194005 184127 9878 5.1
05 2021 193191 184219 8972 4.6
04 2021 194199 183347 10852 5.6
03 2021 194156 182197 11959 6.2
02 2021 193937 180845 13092 6.8
01 2021 193123 179823 13300 6.9

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2020 191342 175351 15991 8.4
Average 2019 197345 191494 5851 3.0
Average 2018 195835 189193 6642 3.4
Average 2017 190991 183747 7244 3.8
Average 2016 186851 179285 7566 4.0
Average 2015 183687 174844 8843 4.8
Average 2014 181940 171332 10608 5.8
Average 2013 179589 167407 12182 6.8
Average 2012 179925 167226 12699 7.1
Average 2011 177836 164542 13294 7.5
Average 2010 178872 163908 14964 8.4

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Aug-2021 Jul-2021 Aug-2020 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 154,900 154,100 146,700 800 8,200
Total private 134,800 134,600 127,400 200 7,400
Goods-producing 35,500 35,400 33,400 100 2,100
Service-providing 119,400 118,700 113,300 700 6,100
Private service-providing 99,300 99,200 94,000 100 5,300
Mining, Logging, and Construction 11,100 11,000 10,100 100 1,000
Manufacturing 24,400 24,400 23,300 0 1,100
Durable goods 17,500 17,600 17,000 -100 500
Computer and electronic products 8,600 8,700 8,300 -100 300
Trade, transportation, and utilities 24,700 25,100 22,800 -400 1,900
Wholesale Trade 5,400 5,400 5,300 0 100
Retail trade 13,200 13,500 12,500 -300 700
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 6,100 6,200 5,000 -100 1,100
Information 5,400 5,500 5,200 -100 200
Financial activities 4,100 4,200 4,100 -100 0
Professional and business services 25,100 24,900 24,800 200 300
Education and health services 22,800 22,800 22,600 0 200
Leisure and hospitality 13,000 12,400 10,600 600 2,400
Other services 4,200 4,300 3,900 -100 300
Government 20,100 19,500 19,300 600 800
Federal 1,600 1,700 1,600 -100 0
State government 6,000 6,000 6,700 0 -700
Local government 12,500 11,800 11,000 700 1,500

 

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