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Hampden County Labor Market Information

EMSI/Labor Insights Extracted 06/2022


Economy Overview

462,550 221,462 $55.4K
Population (2021) Total Regional Employment Median Household Income (2019)
Population decreased by 5,324 over the last 5 years and is projected to decrease by 10,795 over the next 5 years. Jobs decreased by 8,403 over the last 5 years but are projected to grow by 1,190 over the next 5 years. Median household income is $7.4K below the national median household income of $62.8K.

  • Takeaways

    • As of 2021 the region’s population declined by 1.1% since 2016, falling by 5,324. Population is expected to decrease by 2.3% between 2021 and 2026, losing 10,795.
    • From 2016 to 2021, jobs declined by 3.7% in Hampden County, MA from 229,865 to 221,462. This change fell short of the national growth rate of 0.7% by 4.4%. As the number of jobs declined, the labor force participation rate increased from 59.2% to 61.3% between 2016 and 2021.
    • Concerning educational attainment, 16.9% of Hampden County, MA residents possess a Bachelor’s Degree (3.4% below the national average), and 9.3% hold an Associate’s Degree (0.6% above the national average).
    • The top three industries in 2021 are Individual and Family Services, Education and Hospitals (Local Government), and Restaurants and Other Eating Places.

MA Workforce Development-Economic Research Reports

Preparing for the Future-of-Work-Report Fall 2021 Executive Office
2022 Legislature - Future of Work Commission - Final Report
COVID-19’s Impact on the Massachusetts’ Labor Market - March 2022 Updated Data
3-15-22 - Special Legislative Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission Report
Massachusetts Workforce & Economic Key Reports 2021
MA Detailed Unemployment & Summary Reports
MA 2022 April Unemployment Claims by Workforce Development Area (WDA)
MA Labor Force and Unemployment Rate by Workforce Development Area and City and Town - April 2022
Springfield Area Economic Summary

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