Hampden County, MA monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Hampden County, MA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Hampden County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Hampden County had a 3.2% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 1.6 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Massachusetts reported a 2.8% unemployment rate in May, which is the 17th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Springfield, MA metropolitan area was 2.8%, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than Hampden County. Springfield has the 377th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Massachusetts
#1. Dukes County: 4.3%
#2. Barnstable County: 3.6%
#3. Bristol County: 3.3%
#4. Hampden County: 3.2%
#5. Berkshire County: 3.0%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Massachusetts
#1. Hampshire County: 2.0%
#2. Middlesex County: 2.1%
#3. Franklin County: 2.3%
#4. Norfolk County: 2.4%
#4. Suffolk County: 2.4%

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