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New England Labor Force Statistics
Not Seasonally Adjusted
(In Thousands)
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    Ann.
    Avg.

2015                          
Connecticut                          
Maine                          
Massachusetts                          
New Hampshire                          
Rhode Island                          
Vermont                          
New England                          
United States 6.1                        
2014                          
Connecticut 7.6 7.5 7.3 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.9 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.6 6.6
Maine 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.2 5.7 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.7
Massachusetts 6.9 6.6 6.3 5.5 5.6 6.0 6.0 5.7 5.7 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.8
New Hampshire 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.3
Rhode Island 9.6 9.1 8.9 8.0 7.8 7.3 7.8 7.5 6.9 6.5 6.5 6.3 7.7
Vermont 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.3 3.8 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.5 3.9 3.8 4.1
New England 7.0 6.8 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.9
United States 7.0 7.0 6.8 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 6.2
2013                          
Connecticut 8.6 8.4 8.1 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.1 7.9 7.4 7.3 6.9 6.7 7.7
Maine 8.1 8.1 7.8 7.2 6.7 6.4 6.2 5.7 5.7 5.7 6.2 6.1 6.6
Massachusetts 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.5 6.7 7.3 7.0 6.6 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.7
New Hampshire 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.6 5.1
Rhode Island 10.7 10.3 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.9 9.4 9.2 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.3 9.3
Vermont 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.2 3.7 4.1 3.9 4.4
New England 7.9 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.8 7.1 7.1 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.9
United States 8.5 8.1 7.6 7.1 7.3 7.8 7.7 7.3 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.5 7.4
2012                          
Connecticut 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.1 8.3 8.6 8.9 8.8 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.5 8.3
Maine 8.7 8.8 8.6 7.9 7.6 7.2 7.2 6.5 6.5 6.6 7.0 7.2 7.5
Massachusetts 7.5 7.2 6.8 6.3 6.3 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.6 6.2 6.2 6.5 6.7
New Hampshire 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.5
Rhode Island 11.9 11.5 11.2 10.5 10.4 10.1 10.6 10.2 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.4 10.4
Vermont 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.3 4.8 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.5 4.4 5.0
New England 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 7.2
United States 8.8 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.9 8.4 8.6 8.2 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.6 8.1
2011                          
Connecticut 9.8 9.6 9.3 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.1 8.9 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.7 8.8
Maine 9.1 9.2 8.9 8.4 8.0 7.6 7.5 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.4 7.6 7.9
Massachusetts 8.5 8.1 7.7 7.1 7.1 7.6 7.4 6.9 7.1 6.5 6.4 6.6 7.2
New Hampshire 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.4
Rhode Island 12.1 11.9 11.7 11.0 11.0 10.7 11.3 11.1 10.6 10.5 10.6 10.6 11.1
Vermont 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.0 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.9 5.5
New England 8.8 8.6 8.2 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.7
United States 9.8 9.5 9.2 8.7 8.7 9.3 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.5 8.2 8.3 8.9
2010                          
Connecticut 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.9 8.9 9.1 9.3 9.3 9.0 8.9 9.0 8.7 9.1
Maine 9.2 9.5 9.2 8.5 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.9 8.0 8.1
Massachusetts 9.6 9.2 8.9 8.3 8.2 8.4 8.3 7.9 8.0 7.5 7.7 7.6 8.3
New Hampshire 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.9 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.8
Rhode Island 12.1 11.9 11.7 11.2 11.2 10.9 11.4 11.3 10.7 10.6 10.7 10.8 11.2
Vermont 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.6 5.9 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.1 5.7 5.7 6.1
New England 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.4 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.1 8.0 7.7 7.9 7.8 8.4
United States 10.6 10.4 10.2 9.5 9.3 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.2 9.0 9.3 9.1 9.6
2009                          
Connecticut 7.3 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.6 8.0 8.3 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 7.9
Maine 8.4 8.9 9.1 8.5 8.3 8.1 7.8 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.9 8.1 8.1
Massachusetts 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.3 7.7 8.3 8.4 8.2 8.6 8.2 8.3 8.5 8.1
New Hampshire 5.9 6.3 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.1 5.8 6.0 6.0 6.2
Rhode Island 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.1 11.0 10.9 11.4 11.2 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7 11.0
Vermont 6.8 7.1 7.6 7.5 6.8 6.9 6.6 6.2 6.0 5.5 6.0 6.1 6.6
New England 7.8 8.0 8.0 7.7 7.8 8.2 8.3 8.1 8.2 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.0
United States 8.5 8.9 9.0 8.6 9.1 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.7 9.3
2008                          
Connecticut 5.4 5.4 5.3 4.8 5.3 5.6 6.0 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 5.7
Maine 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.1 4.8 5.1 5.4 6.2 6.8 5.5
Massachusetts 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.6 5.0 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.7 6.1 6.6 5.5
New Hampshire 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.5 4.0 4.5 3.9
Rhode Island 7.2 7.2 7.2 6.9 7.1 7.3 8.1 8.2 8.0 8.2 8.7 9.2 7.8
Vermont 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.1 4.9 5.3 4.7
New England 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.8 5.1 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 6.0 6.4 5.5
United States 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.5 7.1 5.8
2007                          
Connecticut 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.5
Maine 5.2 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.7
Massachusetts 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.6
New Hampshire 4.2 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.5
Rhode Island 5.7 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.5 5.4 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.6 5.2
Vermont 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.4 3.8 3.9 4.0
New England 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.5
United States 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.7 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.6
2006                          
Connecticut 5.0 4.8 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.3
Maine 5.3 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.4 4.6
Massachusetts 5.5 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.7 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9
New Hampshire 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.4
Rhode Island 6.1 5.8 5.5 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.3 5.0 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.9
Vermont 4.3 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.7
New England 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.5
United States 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.8 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.6
2005                          
Connecticut 5.4 5.4 5.1 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.9
Maine 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.9
Massachusetts 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.6 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.8
New Hampshire 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.6
Rhode Island 6.0 5.7 5.5 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.7 5.0
Vermont 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.5
New England 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.7
United States 5.7 5.8 5.4 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.6 5.1
2004                          
Connecticut 5.7 5.6 5.4 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.2 5.0
Maine 5.6 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.6
Massachusetts 6.2 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.5 5.1
New Hampshire 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.8
Rhode Island 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.0 5.0 5.5 5.2 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.2
Vermont 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.8 3.3 3.3 3.7
New England 5.8 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.9
United States 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.1 5.5
2003                          
Connecticut 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.2 5.0 5.1 4.6 5.4
Maine 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.0
Massachusetts 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.6 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.7
New Hampshire 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.3
Rhode Island 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.3
Vermont 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.0 4.2 4.1 3.8 4.1 3.4 3.9 3.8 4.3
New England 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.2 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.3
United States 6.5 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.8 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.4 6.0
2002                          
Connecticut 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.3
Maine 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.5 4.6 4.3
Massachusetts 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.3
New Hampshire 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.5
Rhode Island 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.8 5.0
Vermont 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.2 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.4 4.1 4.0 4.0
New England 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.8
United States 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.5 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.7 5.8
2001                          
Connecticut 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.1
Maine 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.6 4.0 4.0 3.8
Massachusetts 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.8 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.2 3.7
New Hampshire 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.4
Rhode Island 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.2 4.3 4.5 5.0 4.8 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.6
Vermont 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.8 3.5 3.4 3.3
New England 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.6
United States 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.4 4.7
2000                          
Connecticut 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.8 2.4
Maine 4.5 4.4 4.2 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.7 2.7 3.2 3.1 3.4
Massachusetts 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.4 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.7
New Hampshire 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.7
Rhode Island 5.2 4.8 4.4 3.7 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 4.1
Vermont 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.8
New England 3.7 3.5 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.8
United States 4.5 4.4 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0
1999                          
Connecticut 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.9
Maine 4.9 5.1 4.8 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.7 4.0
Massachusetts 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.2
New Hampshire 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.7
Rhode Island 5.7 5.0 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.2
Vermont 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.1 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.4 3.0
New England 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.2
United States 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.1 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.2
1998                          
Connecticut 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.4 3.4
Maine 6.2 5.8 5.5 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.5
Massachusetts 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.0 3.1 3.5 3.4 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.3
New Hampshire 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8
Rhode Island 6.1 5.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.6
Vermont 4.4 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.8 3.4
New England 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.2 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.5
United States 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.5
1997                          
Connecticut 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.2 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.5 5.0
Maine 6.1 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.9 5.1
Massachusetts 4.9 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.8 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.9
New Hampshire 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.3
Rhode Island 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.3 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.5 5.1
Vermont 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.5 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.4 3.9
New England 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.3
United States 5.9 5.7 5.5 4.8 4.7 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.9
1996                          
Connecticut 6.1 5.9 5.5 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.3 5.5
Maine 6.5 6.8 6.4 5.9 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.7 4.8 5.2
Massachusetts 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.0 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.4
New Hampshire 4.4 4.4 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.8
Rhode Island 7.1 6.8 6.3 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.4
Vermont 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.5 4.1 3.8 4.3
New England 5.8 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.8
United States 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.4
1995                          
Connecticut 6.3 6.1 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.8 5.5
Maine 7.7 7.5 7.2 6.6 5.9 5.7 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.5 5.5 6.0
Massachusetts 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.6 5.3
New Hampshire 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 4.0
Rhode Island 7.9 7.6 7.2 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.5 5.3 5.3 6.3
Vermont 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.9 4.3
New England 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.4 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.6 5.3
United States 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.6
1994                          
Connecticut 6.3 6.2 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.7 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.4 5.1 5.6
Maine 8.5 8.8 8.4 7.7 7.2 6.8 6.5 5.9 5.8 5.9 6.3 6.3 7.0
Massachusetts 7.3 6.9 6.7 6.1 5.8 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.3 6.0
New Hampshire 6.1 6.0 5.6 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.7
Rhode Island 8.7 8.2 7.9 6.9 6.6 6.6 6.9 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.9 6.9
Vermont 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.3 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.9 4.6
New England 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.0 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.9
United States 7.3 7.1 6.8 6.2 5.9 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 6.1
1993                          
Connecticut 8.3 8.0 7.3 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.2 6.6
Maine 8.3 8.4 8.2 7.7 7.3 7.0 6.6 6.2 6.4 6.4 7.2 7.3 7.3
Massachusetts 8.6 8.2 7.8 7.1 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.5 6.6 6.1 6.0 6.0 7.0
New Hampshire 7.7 7.7 7.3 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.3 6.1
Rhode Island 9.4 9.0 8.6 7.9 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.9 7.7
Vermont 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.1 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.6 5.2
New England 8.4 8.1 7.6 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.7 6.3 6.3 5.9 6.0 5.9 6.8
United States 8.0 7.8 7.4 6.9 6.8 7.2 7.0 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.9
1992                          
Connecticut 8.1 8.1 7.5 7.2 7.4 7.7 7.8 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.4 7.3 7.6
Maine 9.0 9.2 8.9 8.0 7.3 6.8 6.4 5.9 6.0 6.2 7.0 7.2 7.3
Massachusetts 9.4 9.2 9.0 8.3 8.4 8.8 8.7 8.3 8.4 7.7 7.7 7.6 8.5
New Hampshire 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.5 7.3 7.4 7.0 7.1 6.9 6.6 6.9 6.7 7.3
Rhode Island 10.2 10.1 9.8 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.9 8.9
Vermont 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.1 6.4 6.0 5.6 5.3 5.3 4.9 5.4 5.2 6.1
New England 8.9 8.8 8.5 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.0 7.7 7.7 7.2 7.4 7.3 7.9
United States 8.1 8.2 7.8 7.2 7.3 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.3 6.9 7.1 7.1 7.5
1991                          
Connecticut 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.7 6.2 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.1 6.5
Maine 8.6 9.5 9.5 8.9 7.9 7.1 6.7 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.8 7.4 7.5
Massachusetts 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.3 8.6 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.8 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.6
New Hampshire 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.3
Rhode Island 9.0 9.2 9.2 8.4 8.3 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.5 8.6
Vermont 7.4 7.6 7.7 8.0 7.0 6.9 6.3 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.9 6.1 6.6
New England 7.9 8.1 8.0 7.6 7.7 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.8
United States 7.1 7.3 7.2 6.5 6.7 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.8
1990                          
Connecticut 5.3 5.3 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.1
Maine 5.5 5.8 5.6 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.7 5.3 6.4 6.8 5.3
Massachusetts 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.6 5.7 6.1 6.5 6.4 6.8 6.5 7.0 7.3 6.3
New Hampshire 5.4 5.7 5.8 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.5 6.1 6.4 5.7
Rhode Island 6.6 6.5 5.6 5.8 5.8 6.0 6.4 6.4 6.6 6.7 6.8 7.0 6.3
Vermont 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.4 5.7 5.8 5.0
New England 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.6 5.8 5.8 6.0 5.8 6.3 6.5 5.8
United States 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.9 6.0 5.6
1989                          
Connecticut 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.3 3.8
Maine 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.4 3.4 3.6 4.2 4.4 4.0
Massachusetts 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.7 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.2
New Hampshire 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.0 4.4 3.5
Rhode Island 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.9 4.1
Vermont 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.7 3.7 3.5
New England 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.4 4.0
United States 6.0 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.3
1988                          
Connecticut 3.5 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.6 3.0
Maine 4.7 4.7 4.5 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.6
Massachusetts 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.3
New Hampshire 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.4
Rhode Island 4.5 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.1
Vermont 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.9 2.7 3.0
New England 3.8 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.1
United States 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.5
1987                          
Connecticut 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.6 3.4
Maine 5.8 5.8 5.4 4.8 4.3 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.8 4.4
Massachusetts 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.8 2.9 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.2
New Hampshire 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.2 1.9 2.3
Rhode Island 4.9 4.5 4.5 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.6
Vermont 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.2 2.8 3.1 2.7 3.6
New England 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.3
United States 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.4 6.2
1986                          
Connecticut 4.4 4.4 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.8
Maine 6.5 6.5 6.2 5.8 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.5 5.0 4.8 5.3
Massachusetts 4.5 4.4 4.3 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.9
New Hampshire 3.8 3.8 3.7 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.8
Rhode Island 5.3 5.2 4.7 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.5 4.1
Vermont 5.5 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.1 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.5 4.0 3.6 4.3
New England 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.9
United States 7.3 7.8 7.5 7.0 7.0 7.3 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.3 7.0
1985                          
Connecticut 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.3 5.2 4.6 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.7
Maine 6.8 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.2 4.5 4.7 5.3 5.3 5.5
Massachusetts 4.9 4.5 4.4 3.8 3.8 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.5 4.0
New Hampshire 4.9 4.9 4.7 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.7
Rhode Island 6.5 6.1 5.5 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.4 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.8 4.6
Vermont 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.4 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.5 4.1 4.8
New England 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.4
United States 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 7.0 7.5 7.4 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 7.2
1984                          
Connecticut 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.7
Maine 8.1 8.1 7.6 6.8 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.2
Massachusetts 6.5 6.0 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.8
New Hampshire 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.3
Rhode Island 7.9 7.5 6.8 5.7 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.5 5.5
Vermont 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.2 4.9 4.3 4.1 4.3 3.9 4.5 4.4 5.1
New England 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.9
United States 8.8 8.4 8.1 7.6 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.5
1983                          
Connecticut 7.8 7.5 6.9 6.4 6.1 6.5 6.0 5.4 5.2 4.8 4.9 4.7 6.0
Maine 9.9 10.3 9.9 9.2 8.8 8.3 8.1 7.1 6.9 6.9 7.2 7.3 8.3
Massachusetts 8.3 8.0 7.7 6.9 6.8 7.1 6.6 6.4 6.4 5.7 5.6 5.6 6.8
New Hampshire 7.5 7.5 7.0 6.0 5.5 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.2 5.5
Rhode Island 11.1 10.7 9.9 8.7 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.5 6.2 8.3
Vermont 8.4 8.3 7.8 7.4 6.8 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.3 4.9 5.5 5.2 6.4
New England 8.5 8.2 7.8 7.1 6.8 7.0 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.4 6.7
United States 11.4 11.3 10.8 10.0 9.8 10.2 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.4 8.1 8.0 9.6
1982                          
Connecticut 7.1 7.2 6.8 6.6 6.7 7.3 7.1 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.7 6.9
Maine 9.1 9.5 9.5 8.9 8.3 8.0 8.4 7.1 7.3 7.6 8.5 8.4 8.4
Massachusetts 8.4 8.2 8.0 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.6 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.7
New Hampshire 7.0 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.4 6.8
Rhode Island 10.0 10.3 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.7
Vermont 7.4 7.5 7.5 8.0 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.2 7.1 6.7 7.0
New England 8.1 8.1 7.9 7.5 7.4 7.8 7.7 7.3 7.4 7.1 7.4 7.4 7.6
United States 9.4 9.6 9.5 9.2 9.1 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.9 10.4 10.5 9.7
1981                          
Connecticut 6.7 6.7 6.1 5.9 6.1 6.6 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.2
Maine 9.1 8.8 8.5 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.3 5.9 6.4 6.5 7.5 7.6 7.4
Massachusetts 6.7 6.4 6.3 5.7 5.9 6.5 6.7 6.5 6.8 6.4 6.7 7.0 6.5
New Hampshire 5.7 5.8 5.7 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.7 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.4 5.5 5.2
Rhode Island 8.3 8.4 8.2 7.2 6.9 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.5 7.8
Vermont 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.1 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.9 5.6 5.8
New England 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.4 6.2 6.6 6.8 6.4
United States 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.0 7.1 7.7 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.9 8.3 7.6
1980                          
Connecticut 5.9 5.7 5.2 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.8
Maine 8.3 8.2 7.9 8.1 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.5 7.7 7.6
Massachusetts 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.6 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.6 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.6
New Hampshire 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5
Rhode Island 8.1 8.2 7.7 6.8 6.6 7.0 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.9 7.2
Vermont 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.0 6.3 6.5 6.4 6.3 5.8 6.3 5.5 6.2
New England 6.3 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.7 6.2 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.9
United States 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.7 7.1 7.8 7.9 7.6 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.1
1979                          
Connecticut 6.0 5.9 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.6 5.1
Maine 7.6 8.1 7.9 7.2 6.8 6.4 6.4 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.8
Massachusetts 6.7 6.4 6.2 5.4 5.2 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.4 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.5
New Hampshire 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.0 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.2
Rhode Island 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.1 5.7 6.0 6.3 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.1 6.4 6.4
Vermont 6.5 6.1 5.7 5.6 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.4 5.2 4.8 5.1
New England 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.4 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.4
United States 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.5 5.2 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.8
1978                          
Connecticut 6.4 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.2
Maine 8.3 8.1 7.6 6.6 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.5 6.1 6.4 6.4
Massachusetts 7.5 7.2 6.9 6.0 5.9 6.4 6.5 5.9 6.0 5.2 5.5 5.7 6.2
New Hampshire 5.3 5.2 4.9 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.8
Rhode Island 8.6 8.6 7.8 6.3 5.9 6.1 5.8 5.9 6.2 6.1 5.7 5.7 6.6
Vermont 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.3 5.4 5.0 5.0 5.1 4.7 5.4 5.0 5.6
New England 7.2 6.9 6.5 5.7 5.4 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.5 4.9 5.2 5.3 5.8
United States 7.1 6.9 6.6 5.8 5.5 6.2 6.3 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.7 6.1
1977                          
Connecticut 8.7 8.8 7.8 6.9 6.6 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.1 6.1 5.5 7.0
Maine 10.3 10.6 10.2 9.0 8.1 8.0 7.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.5 7.1 8.3
Massachusetts 9.5 9.2 8.8 7.9 7.6 8.2 7.8 7.6 7.5 6.6 6.6 6.2 7.8
New Hampshire 7.3 7.4 7.1 5.9 5.5 5.5 4.9 5.0 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.0 5.4
Rhode Island 10.0 10.0 9.3 8.1 7.4 7.5 7.8 7.2 7.6 7.4 7.1 7.0 8.0
Vermont 9.0 8.8 8.3 7.7 6.9 6.7 6.0 6.0 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.0 7.0
New England 9.2 9.1 8.6 7.6 7.2 7.6 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.3 6.4 6.0 7.4
United States 8.3 8.5 7.9 6.9 6.4 7.5 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.0 7.1
1976                          
Connecticut 11.0 10.6 9.7 9.3 9.0 9.6 9.5 9.3 9.0 8.3 8.4 7.8 9.3
Maine 10.4 10.5 9.9 9.0 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.4 7.6 7.9 8.8 8.8 8.7
Massachusetts 11.6 11.3 10.9 9.9 9.4 9.8 9.7 9.0 9.0 8.3 8.3 8.2 9.6
New Hampshire 8.1 8.0 7.7 6.8 6.3 6.4 6.1 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.8 5.7 6.5
Rhode Island 9.8 9.6 9.0 7.8 7.3 7.6 7.4 7.5 8.0 8.3 8.1 8.3 8.2
Vermont 10.2 9.8 9.5 9.0 8.3 8.5 7.5 7.5 7.7 7.1 7.9 7.3 8.3
New England 10.9 10.6 10.1 9.3 8.8 9.2 9.0 8.6 8.5 8.0 8.2 8.0 9.1
United States 8.8 8.7 8.1 7.4 6.8 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.7


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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