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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.3 percentage points in January 2021 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in April 2020 at 20.6% and is now 13.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Massachusetts 7.8% -0.6 +5.0
Barnstable Town 7.4% -0.3 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 June 2020 at 23,834. There are now 14,502 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,957 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,375. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 9,332 +66 +4,975

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.1%
January
2021
6.3% 7.8% 7.4% 9,332
December
2020
6.7% 8.4% 7.7% 9,266
November
2020
6.7% 8.4% 6.9% 7,957
October
2020
6.9% 8.5% 7.9% 9,223
September
2020
7.8% 8.9% 10.3% 12,467
August
2020
8.4% 9.3% 12.7% 13,932
July
2020
10.2% 9.8% 17.7% 20,485
June
2020
11.1% 14.8% 20.2% 23,834
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 20.0% 22,972
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 20.6% 23,052

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.