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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in April 2020 at 21.1% and is now 14.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Massachusetts 6.5% -0.2 -9.9
Barnstable Town 7.1% -0.2 -14.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 14,292 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 April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 9,037 -220 -14,292

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.5% 7.1% 9,037
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
August
2020
8.4% 9.3% 10.1% 11,825
July
2020
10.2% 9.8% 11.0% 12,605
June
2020
11.1% 14.8% 17.0% 20,100

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.