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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 19.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in April 2020 at 20.6% and is now 0.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Massachusetts 16.3% +0.1 +13.4
Barnstable Town 19.9% -0.7 +16.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 23,052. There are now 62 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 22,990 -62 +18,092

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 16.3% 19.9% 22,990
April
2020
14.7% 16.2% 20.6% 23,052
March
2020
4.4% 2.8% 3.4% 4,302
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 4,338
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 3.4% 4,357
December
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 4,211
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 4,322
October
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.5% 4,448
September
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.6% 4,582
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.7% 4,714
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.8% 4,823

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.