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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in January 2010 at 10.1% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Massachusetts 3.6% -0.1 +0.5
Barnstable Town 4.4% +0.1 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Barnstable Town, Massachusetts, National

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Barnstable Town peaked in February 2010 at 12,407. There are now 6,853 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,987 in December 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,567. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 5,554 +125 +1,219

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.4% 5,554
October
2017
4.1% 3.7% 4.3% 5,429
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 4.2% 5,319
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.6% 5,709
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.6% 5,796
June
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.7% 5,855
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.9% 6,152
April
2017
4.4% 3.9% 4.5% 5,686
March
2017
4.5% 3.6% 4.0% 5,084
February
2017
4.7% 3.4% 4.2% 5,236
January
2017
4.8% 3.2% 3.7% 4,621

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.