LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Counties (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Aug 2017
Labor Force
Jul 2017
Labor Force
Aug 2016
Employment
Aug 2017
Employment
Jul 2017
Employment
Aug 2016
Unemployment
Aug 2017
Unemployment
Jul 2017
Unemployment
Aug 2016
Rate %
Aug 2017
Rate %
Jul 2017
Rate %
Aug 2016
Massachusetts
3,712,200 3,738,500 3,622,600
3,573,100 3,575,500 3,499,600
139,100 163,000 123,000
3.7 4.4 3.4
Barnstable County
126,085 127,224 123,348
121,864 122,377 119,614
4,221 4,847 3,734
3.3 3.8 3.0
Berkshire County
66,757 67,711 65,963
64,079 64,633 63,632
2,678 3,078 2,331
4.0 4.5 3.5
Bristol County
295,814 297,609 287,908
282,135 281,687 275,706
13,679 15,922 12,202
4.6 5.3 4.2
Dukes County
12,052 12,146 11,912
11,737 11,784 11,625
315 362 287
2.6 3.0 2.4
Essex County
419,885 422,686 409,642
403,960 404,312 395,391
15,925 18,374 14,251
3.8 4.3 3.5
Franklin County
39,938 40,025 39,586
38,617 38,529 38,422
1,321 1,496 1,164
3.3 3.7 2.9
Hampden County
223,496 225,430 219,284
211,619 211,506 208,858
11,877 13,924 10,426
5.3 6.2 4.8
Hampshire County
88,037 88,742 86,514
84,978 84,816 83,734
3,059 3,926 2,780
3.5 4.4 3.2
Middlesex County
895,534 901,178 872,373
867,100 867,858 847,534
28,434 33,320 24,839
3.2 3.7 2.8
Nantucket County
9,522 9,578 9,290
9,355 9,383 9,146
167 195 144
1.8 2.0 1.6
Norfolk County
383,723 386,382 372,946
370,723 371,104 361,630
13,000 15,278 11,316
3.4 4.0 3.0
Plymouth County
279,112 281,274 271,696
268,089 268,312 261,979
11,023 12,962 9,717
3.9 4.6 3.6
Suffolk County
438,196 441,724 426,295
422,383 423,085 412,218
15,813 18,639 14,077
3.6 4.2 3.3
Worcester County
434,062 436,776 425,881
416,503 416,113 410,112
17,559 20,663 15,769
4.0 4.7 3.7