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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Massachusetts 3.0% -0.1 -0.6
Barnstable Town 3.4% -0.4 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 8,040 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 4,472 -549 -874

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.4% 4,472
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.8% 5,021
December
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.8% 4,933
November
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.8% 4,940
October
2018
3.8% 3.1% 4.0% 5,230
September
2018
3.7% 3.2% 4.0% 5,217
August
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.3% 5,509
July
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.4% 5,614
June
2018
4.0% 3.4% 4.3% 5,585
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.2% 5,424
April
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.3% 5,464

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.