List of Massachusetts locations by unemployment rate Article

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All data is from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. [1] [2]

Counties

Rank County Unemployment
rate
Population
1 Hampden 11.0% 466,447
2 Suffolk 10.1% 747,928
3 Bristol 10.0% 551,065
4 Berkshire 9.4% 130,064
5 Plymouth 8.8% 500,772
6 Worcester 8.6% 806,804
7 Essex 8.5% 757,395
8 Barnstable 7.9% 215,167
9 Norfolk 7.6% 682,860
10 Franklin 7.5% 71,300
11 Hampshire 7.3% 160,328
12 Middlesex 6.8% 1,539,832
13 Dukes 5.1% 16,915
14 Nantucket 3.2% 10,414

Incorporated County Subdivisions

Rank Town County Unemployment
rate
Population
1 Lenox Town Berkshire 16.7% 5,043
2 Orange Town Franklin 16.2% 7,793
3 Springfield City Hampden 15.4% 153,836
4 Fall River City Bristol 15.0% 88,756
5 Provincetown Town Barnstable 14.6% 2,959
6 Randolph City Norfolk 14.6% 33,135
7 Holyoke City Hampden 14.4% 40,079
8 Wellfleet Town Barnstable 14.3% 3,011
9 Athol Town Worcester 14.3% 11,617
10 Charlemont Town Franklin 13.6% 1,218
11 Brockton City Plymouth 13.6% 94,267
12 Lawrence City Essex 13.5% 77,364
13 Hardwick Town Worcester 12.7% 3,006
14 Fitchburg City Worcester 12.5% 40,419
15 New Bedford City Bristol 12.2% 94,873
16 Avon Town Norfolk 12.2% 4,421
17 North Adams City Berkshire 11.7% 13,563
18 Eastham Town Barnstable 11.5% 4,932
19 Lowell City Middlesex 11.5% 108,491
20 Wareham Town Plymouth 11.5% 22,247
21 Gardner City Worcester 11.3% 20,279
22 Berkley Town Bristol 11.2% 6,492
23 Chelsea City Suffolk 11.2% 37,084
24 Otis Town Berkshire 11.0% 1,470
25 Malden City Middlesex 11.0% 60,309
26 Lynn City Essex 10.9% 91,289
27 Webster Town Worcester 10.9% 16,806
28 Pittsfield City Berkshire 10.8% 44,226
29 Colrain Town Franklin 10.8% 1,680
30 Monson Town Hampden 10.8% 8,660
31 Royalston Town Worcester 10.8% 1,230
32 Monroe Town Franklin 10.7% 118
33 Adams Town Berkshire 10.6% 8,382
34 Tyringham Town Berkshire 10.6% 418
35 Palmer City Hampden 10.6% 12,155
36 West Springfield City Hampden 10.5% 28,554
37 Ayer Town Middlesex 10.5% 7,716
38 Worcester City Worcester 10.5% 182,511
39 Florida Town Berkshire 10.4% 788
40 Taunton City Bristol 10.4% 56,056
41 Revere City Suffolk 10.4% 53,258
42 Southbridge City Worcester 10.4% 16,775
43 Somerset Town Bristol 10.3% 18,262
44 Montague Town Franklin 10.3% 8,394
45 Amherst Town Hampshire 10.2% 39,260
46 Marion Town Plymouth 10.2% 4,935
47 Middleborough Town Plymouth 10.2% 23,541
48 Lanesborough Town Berkshire 10.1% 3,064
49 Chicopee City Hampden 10.1% 55,603
50 Everett City Middlesex 10.1% 42,758
51 Leominster City Worcester 10.1% 40,954
52 Gloucester City Essex 10.0% 29,237
53 Boston City Suffolk 10.0% 639,594
54 New Salem Town Franklin 9.9% 1,089
55 Spencer Town Worcester 9.9% 11,746
56 East Brookfield Town Worcester 9.8% 2,263
57 Dalton Town Berkshire 9.7% 6,735
58 Ware Town Hampshire 9.7% 9,886
59 Harvard Town Worcester 9.7% 6,558
60 Granville Town Hampden 9.6% 1,518
61 West Bridgewater Town Plymouth 9.6% 6,981
62 Tisbury Town Dukes 9.5% 4,036
63 Salem City Essex 9.5% 42,321
64 Westfield City Hampden 9.5% 41,371
65 Tyngsborough Town Middlesex 9.5% 11,867
66 Halifax Town Plymouth 9.5% 7,629
67 Harwich Town Barnstable 9.4% 12,205
68 Montgomery Town Hampden 9.4% 950
69 Quincy City Norfolk 9.4% 92,920
70 Weymouth City Norfolk 9.4% 54,815
71 Barre Town Worcester 9.4% 5,414
72 Templeton Town Worcester 9.4% 8,091
73 Cheshire Town Berkshire 9.3% 3,211
74 Chesterfield Town Hampshire 9.3% 1,221
75 Hanson Town Plymouth 9.3% 10,316
76 Dennis Town Barnstable 9.2% 14,113
77 Kingston Town Plymouth 9.2% 12,846
78 Haverhill City Essex 9.1% 61,769
79 Erving Town Franklin 9.1% 1,832
80 Wales Town Hampden 9.1% 1,923
81 Phillipston Town Worcester 9.1% 1,647
82 Uxbridge Town Worcester 9.1% 13,609
83 Hinsdale Town Berkshire 9.0% 2,161
84 Washington Town Berkshire 9.0% 546
85 Merrimac Town Essex 9.0% 6,536
86 Boxborough Town Middlesex 9.0% 5,102
87 New Braintree Town Worcester 9.0% 1,109
88 Oakham Town Worcester 9.0% 1,791
89 Becket Town Berkshire 8.9% 1,790
90 Dighton Town Bristol 8.9% 7,173
91 Westport Town Bristol 8.9% 15,647
92 Rockland Town Plymouth 8.9% 17,616
93 Winthrop City Suffolk 8.9% 17,992
94 Charlton Town Worcester 8.9% 13,126
95 Dudley Town Worcester 8.9% 11,633
96 Warren Town Worcester 8.9% 5,153
97 Attleboro City Bristol 8.8% 43,774
98 Salisbury Town Essex 8.8% 8,495
99 Saugus Town Essex 8.8% 27,369
100 Blackstone Town Worcester 8.8% 9,055
101 Falmouth Town Barnstable 8.7% 31,576
102 Manchester-by-the-Sea Town Essex 8.7% 5,247
103 Newburyport City Essex 8.7% 17,662
104 Dartmouth Town Bristol 8.6% 34,384
105 Buckland Town Franklin 8.6% 1,961
106 Stoughton Town Norfolk 8.6% 27,833
107 Boxford Town Essex 8.5% 8,105
108 Hubbardston Town Worcester 8.5% 4,452
109 West Brookfield Town Worcester 8.5% 3,738
110 Aquinnah Town Dukes 8.4% 363
111 Wendell Town Franklin 8.4% 898
112 Braintree City Norfolk 8.3% 36,543
113 Lancaster Town Worcester 8.3% 8,026
114 Hanover Town Plymouth 8.2% 14,120
115 Petersham Town Worcester 8.2% 1,277
116 Acushnet Town Bristol 8.1% 10,329
117 Holland Town Hampden 8.1% 2,491
118 Canton Town Norfolk 8.1% 22,036
119 Holbrook Town Norfolk 8.1% 10,925
120 Abington Town Plymouth 8.1% 16,081
121 Sandwich Town Barnstable 8.0% 20,605
122 Methuen City Essex 8.0% 48,159
123 Plymouth Town Plymouth 8.0% 57,414
124 Norton Town Bristol 7.9% 19,280
125 Danvers Town Essex 7.9% 27,075
126 North Andover Town Essex 7.9% 28,963
127 Whitman Town Plymouth 7.9% 14,643
128 Clinton Town Worcester 7.9% 13,675
129 Northbridge Town Worcester 7.9% 16,100
130 Raynham Town Bristol 7.8% 13,517
131 Rockport Town Essex 7.8% 7,078
132 Northampton City Hampshire 7.8% 28,637
133 Pelham Town Hampshire 7.8% 1,350
134 Burlington Town Middlesex 7.8% 25,190
135 Millville Town Berkshire 7.8% 3,208
136 Barnstable City Barnstable 7.7% 44,750
137 Sandisfield Town Berkshire 7.7% 896
138 Rehoboth Town Bristol 7.7% 11,742
139 Chester Town Hampden 7.7% 1,528
140 Watertown Town Middlesex 7.7% 32,880
141 Bridgewater Town Plymouth 7.7% 26,931
142 Upton Town Worcester 7.7% 7,641
143 Mashpee Town Barnstable 7.6% 13,988
144 Great Barrington Town Berkshire 7.6% 7,029
145 Lee Town Berkshire 7.6% 5,922
146 Mansfield Town Bristol 7.6% 23,389
147 North Attleborough Town Bristol 7.6% 28,779
148 Shirley Town Middlesex 7.6% 7,404
149 Douglas Town Worcester 7.6% 8,578
150 Fairhaven Town Bristol 7.5% 15,971
151 Seekonk Town Bristol 7.5% 14,131
152 Middleton Town Essex 7.4% 9,273
153 Greenfield City Franklin 7.4% 17,484
154 Wrentham Town Norfolk 7.4% 11,169
155 Leicester Town Worcester 7.4% 11,147
156 Milford Town Worcester 7.4% 28,203
157 Ashby Town Middlesex 7.3% 3,147
158 Bellingham Town Norfolk 7.3% 16,564
159 Bourne Town Barnstable 7.2% 19,749
160 Chilmark Town Dukes 7.2% 905
161 Ipswich Town Essex 7.2% 13,480
162 Wilmington Town Middlesex 7.2% 22,907
163 Carver Town Plymouth 7.2% 11,541
164 Ludlow Town Hampden 7.1% 21,288
165 Plainfield Town Hampshire 7.1% 605
166 Holliston Town Middlesex 7.1% 14,008
167 Millis Town Norfolk 7.1% 8,007
168 Clarksburg Town Berkshire 7.0% 1,580
169 Swansea Town Bristol 7.0% 16,005
170 Beverly City Essex 7.0% 40,370
171 Wenham Town Essex 7.0% 5,039
172 Agawam City Hampden 7.0% 28,626
173 Westhampton Town Hampshire 7.0% 1,586
174 Bedford Town Middlesex 7.0% 13,788
175 Woburn City Middlesex 7.0% 38,826
176 Auburn Town Worcester 7.0% 16,294
177 Brookfield Town Worcester 7.0% 3,396
178 Holden Town Worcester 7.0% 17,802
179 Oxford Town Worcester 7.0% 13,772
180 West Boylston Town Worcester 7.0% 7,792
181 Westminster Town Worcester 7.0% 7,361
182 Easton Town Bristol 6.9% 23,548
183 Amesbury City Essex 6.9% 16,554
184 Essex Town Essex 6.9% 3,580
185 South Hadley Town Hampshire 6.9% 17,745
186 Framingham Town Middlesex 6.9% 69,900
187 Marlborough Town Middlesex 6.9% 39,141
188 Pepperell Town Middlesex 6.9% 11,782
189 Franklin City Norfolk 6.9% 32,393
190 Truro Town Barnstable 6.8% 1,738
191 Yarmouth Town Barnstable 6.8% 23,680
192 Egremont Town Berkshire 6.8% 1,062
193 West Newbury Town Essex 6.8% 4,370
194 Rowe Town Franklin 6.8% 452
195 Dedham Town Norfolk 6.8% 25,111
196 Norwell Town Plymouth 6.8% 10,651
197 Pembroke Town Plymouth 6.8% 18,006
198 Ashburnham Town Worcester 6.8% 6,133
199 Grafton Town Worcester 6.8% 18,047
200 Rutland Town Worcester 6.8% 8,188
201 Blandford Town Hampden 6.7% 1,186
202 Cummington Town Hampshire 6.7% 925
203 Billerica Town Middlesex 6.7% 41,446
204 Medford City Middlesex 6.7% 56,981
205 Foxborough Town Norfolk 6.7% 17,129
206 Plainville Town Norfolk 6.7% 8,581
207 Duxbury Town Plymouth 6.7% 15,208
208 Scituate Town Plymouth 6.7% 18,240
209 Savoy Town Berkshire 6.6% 703
210 East Longmeadow Town Hampden 6.6% 15,917
211 Williamsburg Town Hampshire 6.6% 2,583
212 Maynard Town Middlesex 6.6% 10,314
213 Wakefield Town Middlesex 6.6% 25,835
214 Medway Town Norfolk 6.6% 12,965
215 Hull Town Plymouth 6.6% 10,324
216 Princeton Town Worcester 6.6% 3,432
217 Groveland Town Essex 6.5% 6,805
218 Belchertown Town Hampshire 6.5% 14,774
219 Somerville City Middlesex 6.5% 77,560
220 Chatham Town Barnstable 6.4% 6,129
221 Monterey Town Berkshire 6.4% 777
222 Hawley Town Franklin 6.4% 435
223 Brimfield Town Hampden 6.4% 3,667
224 Tewksbury Town Middlesex 6.4% 29,718
225 Shrewsbury Town Worcester 6.4% 36,114
226 Waltham City Middlesex 6.3% 61,908
227 Norwood Town Norfolk 6.3% 28,844
228 Peru Town Berkshire 6.2% 871
229 Hampden Town Hampden 6.2% 5,174
230 Carlisle Town Middlesex 6.2% 4,967
231 East Bridgewater Town Plymouth 6.2% 13,996
232 Lunenburg Town Worcester 6.2% 10,797
233 Peabody City Essex 6.1% 51,868
234 Easthampton City Hampshire 6.1% 16,066
235 Millbury Town Worcester 6.1% 13,350
236 Edgartown Town Dukes 6.0% 4,186
237 Wilbraham Town Hampden 6.0% 14,363
238 Lexington Town Middlesex 6.0% 32,306
239 Marshfield Town Plymouth 6.0% 25,430
240 Northborough Town Worcester 6.0% 14,644
241 Freetown Town Bristol 5.9% 8,957
242 Hamilton Town Essex 5.9% 8,098
243 Conway Town Franklin 5.9% 1,663
244 Leyden Town Franklin 5.9% 650
245 Shutesbury Town Franklin 5.9% 1,804
246 Arlington Town Middlesex 5.9% 43,728
247 Dracut Town Middlesex 5.9% 30,350
248 Hudson Town Middlesex 5.9% 19,464
249 Stoneham Town Middlesex 5.9% 21,611
250 Mattapoisett Town Plymouth 5.9% 6,138
251 Northfield Town Franklin 5.8% 3,031
252 Cambridge City Middlesex 5.8% 106,844
253 North Reading Town Middlesex 5.8% 15,249
254 Cohasset Town Norfolk 5.8% 8,100
255 Mendon Town Worcester 5.8% 5,895
256 North Brookfield Town Worcester 5.8% 4,715
257 Sterling Town Worcester 5.8% 7,870
258 Hancock Town Berkshire 5.7% 726
259 Andover Town Essex 5.7% 34,251
260 Chelmsford Town Middlesex 5.7% 34,495
261 Groton Town Middlesex 5.7% 10,997
262 Newton City Middlesex 5.7% 86,945
263 Medfield Town Norfolk 5.7% 12,236
264 Wellesley Town Norfolk 5.7% 28,858
265 Swampscott Town Essex 5.6% 13,912
266 Whately Town Franklin 5.6% 1,384
267 Acton Town Middlesex 5.6% 22,614
268 Dunstable Town Middlesex 5.6% 3,299
269 Littleton Town Middlesex 5.6% 9,157
270 Townsend Town Middlesex 5.6% 9,183
271 Brookline Town Norfolk 5.6% 59,016
272 Milton Town Norfolk 5.6% 27,204
273 Lynnfield Town Essex 5.5% 12,058
274 Southwick Town Hampden 5.5% 9,599
275 Ashland Town Middlesex 5.5% 16,985
276 Stow Town Middlesex 5.5% 6,841
277 Lakeville Town Plymouth 5.5% 10,933
278 Warwick Town Franklin 5.4% 695
279 Russell Town Hampden 5.4% 1,532
280 Reading Town Middlesex 5.4% 25,176
281 Westford Town Middlesex 5.4% 22,854
282 Winchester Town Middlesex 5.4% 21,863
283 Dover Town Norfolk 5.4% 5,727
284 Walpole Town Norfolk 5.4% 24,571
285 Rowley Town Essex 5.3% 5,995
286 Gill Town Franklin 5.3% 1,573
287 Hingham Town Plymouth 5.3% 22,550
288 Southborough Town Worcester 5.3% 9,869
289 Winchendon Town Worcester 5.3% 10,466
290 Longmeadow Town Hampden 5.2% 15,858
291 Goshen Town Hampshire 5.2% 1,151
292 Hopkinton Town Middlesex 5.2% 15,604
293 Bolton Town Worcester 5.2% 5,019
294 Boylston Town Worcester 5.2% 4,399
295 Plympton Town Plymouth 5.1% 2,840
296 Rochester Town Plymouth 5.1% 5,348
297 Hopedale Town Worcester 5.1% 5,934
298 Brewster Town Barnstable 5.0% 9,858
299 Stockbridge Town Berkshire 5.0% 2,127
300 Marblehead Town Essex 5.0% 20,163
301 Nahant Town Essex 5.0% 3,451
302 Bernardston Town Franklin 5.0% 2,173
303 Shelburne Town Franklin 5.0% 1,979
304 Needham Town Norfolk 5.0% 29,540
305 New Marlborough Town Berkshire 4.9% 1,497
306 Sheffield Town Berkshire 4.9% 3,230
307 Williamstown Town Berkshire 4.9% 7,624
308 Belmont Town Middlesex 4.9% 25,173
309 Sturbridge Town Worcester 4.9% 9,363
310 Melrose City Middlesex 4.8% 27,509
311 Sharon Town Norfolk 4.8% 17,879
312 New Ashford Town Berkshire 4.7% 238
313 Georgetown Town Essex 4.7% 8,379
314 Newbury Town Essex 4.7% 6,794
315 Natick Town Middlesex 4.7% 34,230
316 Sudbury Town Middlesex 4.7% 18,197
317 Wayland Town Middlesex 4.7% 13,294
318 Westborough Town Worcester 4.7% 18,481
319 Norfolk Town Norfolk 4.6% 11,529
320 Westwood Town Norfolk 4.6% 14,809
321 Ashfield Town Franklin 4.5% 1,749
322 Worthington Town Hampshire 4.5% 1,154
323 Heath Town Franklin 4.4% 629
324 Berlin Town Worcester 4.4% 2,917
325 Richmond Town Berkshire 4.3% 1,535
326 Weston Town Middlesex 4.0% 11,704
327 Paxton Town Worcester 3.9% 4,839
328 Topsfield Town Essex 3.8% 6,286
329 Concord Town Middlesex 3.8% 18,834
330 Tolland Town Hampden 3.7% 569
331 Huntington Town Hampshire 3.7% 2,034
332 Windsor Town Berkshire 3.6% 879
333 Southampton Town Hampshire 3.6% 5,958
334 Leverett Town Franklin 3.5% 1,836
335 Granby Town Hampshire 3.5% 6,301
336 Hadley Town Hampshire 3.5% 5,285
337 Orleans Town Barnstable 3.3% 5,874
338 Sutton Town Worcester 3.3% 9,078
339 Nantucket Town Nantucket 3.2% 10,414
340 Lincoln Town Middlesex 3.1% 7,181
341 Deerfield Town Franklin 2.9% 5,097
342 Hatfield Town Hampshire 2.7% 3,293
343 Middlefield Town Hampshire 2.7% 514
344 Sherborn Town Middlesex 2.6% 4,200
345 West Stockbridge Town Berkshire 2.5% 1,349
346 Sunderland Town Franklin 2.5% 3,683
347 Mount Washington Town Berkshire 2.4% 151
348 Alford Town Berkshire 1.6% 471
349 Oak Bluffs Town Dukes 1.4% 4,599
350 West Tisbury Town Dukes 1.1% 2,727
351 Gosnold Town Dukes 0.0% 99

References

  1. ^ "SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  2. ^ "ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.