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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Barnstable Town fell 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts rate. The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town peaked in April 2020 at 20.6% and is now 13.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Barnstable Town unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Massachusetts 6.7% -0.7 +3.9
Barnstable Town 6.8% -1.1 +3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 15,900 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Barnstable Town 7,934 -1,289 +3,612

Number of Unemployed Persons

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployment Rate
Barnstable Town
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.4%
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.8% 7,934
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 7.9% 9,223
September
2020
7.8% 9.8% 10.3% 12,467
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 12.7% 13,932
July
2020
10.2% 16.2% 17.7% 20,485
June
2020
11.1% 17.7% 20.2% 23,834
May
2020
13.3% 16.6% 20.0% 22,972
April
2020
14.8% 16.2% 20.6% 23,052
March
2020
4.4% 2.8% 3.4% 4,302
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 4,338
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 4,357

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.