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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Massachusetts 2.9% -0.1 -0.4
Barnstable Town 3.6% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 12,456. There are now 7,780 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,596 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 80. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 4,676 -44 -662

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.9%
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.6% 4,676
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.6% 4,720
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.6% 4,697
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.5% 4,596
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.5% 4,600
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.6% 4,665
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.7% 4,800
December
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.7% 4,848
November
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.7% 4,832
October
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.8% 4,853

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.