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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Massachusetts 3.5% 0.0 -0.4
Barnstable Town 4.3% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 February 2010 at 12,512. There are now 7,048 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,920 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 544. Barnstable Town employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Barnstable Town, Massachusetts) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 5,464 +47 -321

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.5%
April
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.3% 5,464
March
2018
4.1% 3.5% 4.3% 5,417
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 4.2% 5,346
January
2018
4.1% 3.5% 4.0% 5,020
December
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.0% 4,920
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.1% 5,071
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.2% 5,260
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 4.4% 5,449
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 4.5% 5,600
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.5% 5,659
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 4.6% 5,737

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.