Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Leominster-Gardner, MA market declined by 532 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 3.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Leominster-Gardner, MA unemployment rate is 28 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 220 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 0.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Leominster-Gardner, MA Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.7% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 11,200; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,100; +100
  • Government: 8,900; +900
  • Manufacturing: 6,600; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,900; -200
Leominster-Gardner, MA Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.