North Shore Labor Force & Unemployment

//North Shore Labor Force & Unemployment
North Shore Labor Force & Unemployment2019-07-01T05:26:11-05:00

Labor force and unemployment data for the North Shore is shown below. As of May 2019, the unemployment rate on the North Shore was 3.0% which is equal to the Massachusetts rate. The labor force in the North Shore has increased in the past year by 1.0% while the number employed has also increased by 1.1% and the number of unemployed decreased by 2.5%. Year to year gains in the North Shore labor force with higher employment figures combined with a decrease in the number of unemployed would signal an increase in the  labor force participation rate. The workers returning to the labor force are possibly the long term unemployed and/or new Americans who would benefit from soft skills and hard skills training.

Additional labor force data for the North Shore can be found on the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) Economic Data web site.

North Shore Workforce Development Area (WDA)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed North Shore Rate
(not seasonally adjusted)
Massachusetts Rate
(seasonally adjusted)
May 2019 240,534 233,257 7,286 3.0% 3.0%
April 2019 239,500 233,486 6,014 2.5% 2.9%
March 2019 241,187 234,021 7,166 3.0% 3.0%
February 2019 241,002 233,729 7,273 3.0% 3.0%
January 2019 240,923 232,576 8,347 3.5% 3.1%
December 2018 240,054 233,902 6,152 2.6% 3.1%
November 2018 239,782 233,821 5,961 2.5% 3.1%
October 2018 238,967 232,685 6,282 2.6% 3.1%
September 2018 237,371 230,349 7,022 3.0% 3.2%
August 2018 239,436 232,061 7,375 3.1% 3.3%
July 2018 240,857 232,651 8,296 3.4% 3.3%
June 2018 240,990 232,387 8,603 3.6% 3.4%
May 2018 238,082 230,606 7,476 3.1% 3.5%