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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in April 2020 at 21.1% and is now 15.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in June 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Massachusetts 4.9% 0.0 -4.9
Barnstable Town 6.0% +0.1 -5.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 April 2020 at 23,329. There are now 15,895 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,400 in June 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 34. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 7,434 +34 -5,171

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 6.0% 7,434
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 5.9% 7,400
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 6.0% 7,552
April
2021
6.1% 6.4% 7.1% 9,040
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 7.3% 9,257
February
2021
6.2% 7.0% 7.6% 9,574
January
2021
6.3% 7.8% 7.9% 9,834
December
2020
6.7% 8.4% 8.3% 10,245
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 8.4% 10,414
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 8.8% 10,715
September
2020
7.8% 8.9% 9.2% 11,198

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.