Boston Business Journal: The counties with unemployment at 25 percent or higher, as of late April, are in Western Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands — two regions that rely on tourism and the hospitality industry. The total unemployment rate since mid-March has been more than 21 percent in all 14 Massachusetts counties.
Unemployment by municipality shows Provincetown with a 33.8 percent rate, as of May 2, with Lawrence and Amherst next at 32.6 percent. Truro is seeing a 31.8 percent rate, while Holyoke has a 31 percent rate.
By ZIP code, the Amherst area has the highest rate with 39.6 percent, followed by Springfield and Lawrence areas at 36.5 percent.