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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.2%. 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 April 2020 at 21.7% and is now 17.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Massachusetts 3.5% -0.2 -2.2
Barnstable Town 4.2% -0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 24,447. There are now 19,296 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 July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 5,151 -158 -3,188

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.5% 4.2% 5,151
June
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.3% 5,309
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.4% 5,496
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.5% 5,689
March
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.7% 5,981
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.1% 6,392
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 5.5% 6,829
December
2021
3.9% 4.6% 5.8% 7,188
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 5.8% 7,173
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 5.8% 7,258
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 6.1% 7,582

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.