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Why is Workforce and Labor Market information important?

US Department of Labor logoThe U. S. Department of labor states:

“Workforce and labor market information is essential to the nation’s economy, providing for the efficient operation of labor markets by supplying quality labor market intelligence. Accurate, Objective, Relevant, Timely, and Accessible workforce and labor market information is critical for:

  • Building a skilled workforce that spurs business competitiveness and economic growth;
  • Strengthening career pathways and guiding skill attainment for good jobs, economic opportunity, and career growth;
  • Understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy; and
  • Spending workforce training and education funds effectively.

The nation’s labor markets cannot function efficiently and effectively without quality information to support the investment decisions of the workforce development system— Federal and State policymakers; State and local Workforce Development Boards; Federal, State, and local government agencies; and frontline staff—and the investment decisions of business managers, workers, students, jobseekers and educators.”

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Unemployment Rates by Massachusetts Workforce Development Areas

Use the tool below for specific unemployment rate information in a Massachusetts Workforce Development area. Toggle the date to choose a year and select the the WDA from the dropdown and then hover over the map for specific data by city or town.

Historical Data on Unemployment & Labor Force Participation Rates

Labor Market Information Resources

Labor force, employment, and unemployment rates.

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Search for labor force and unemployment data.

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Reports of labor force, employed, unemployed and unemployment rate estimates for each local Workforce Development Area.

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New England City and Town Area (NECTA) and Labor Market Areas’ geographic configurations.

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Find employment and wage data for all non-farm industries.

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Occupational employment and wage data by industry.

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Occupational employment and wage industry staffing pattern data for specific occupations.

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Short-term employment projections covering a two-year time span.

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Industry-Occupation Employment Projection Matrix for 2016-2026.

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Find an occupation.

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