LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Counties (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Labor Force
Mar 2017
Labor Force
Apr 2016
Employment
Apr 2017
Employment
Mar 2017
Employment
Apr 2016
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
Mar 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2016
Rate %
Apr 2017
Rate %
Mar 2017
Rate %
Apr 2016
Massachusetts
3,684,300 3,670,700 3,571,600
3,543,900 3,527,900 3,435,400
140,500 142,900 136,200
3.8 3.9 3.8
Barnstable County
109,433 107,314 106,340
103,777 100,530 100,803
5,656 6,784 5,537
5.2 6.3 5.2
Berkshire County
64,417 65,307 63,188
61,263 62,027 60,192
3,154 3,280 2,996
4.9 5.0 4.7
Bristol County
296,121 295,635 286,674
281,872 280,185 272,882
14,249 15,450 13,792
4.8 5.2 4.8
Dukes County
8,419 8,096 8,382
7,898 7,451 7,867
521 645 515
6.2 8.0 6.1
Essex County
417,889 416,635 406,312
401,447 400,190 390,307
16,442 16,445 16,005
3.9 3.9 3.9
Franklin County
39,757 40,025 39,355
38,341 38,586 37,995
1,416 1,439 1,360
3.6 3.6 3.5
Hampden County
227,708 226,519 221,809
216,088 214,806 210,357
11,620 11,713 11,452
5.1 5.2 5.2
Hampshire County
89,075 88,858 87,033
86,060 85,764 84,095
3,015 3,094 2,938
3.4 3.5 3.4
Middlesex County
891,658 888,894 863,035
864,101 861,791 836,533
27,557 27,103 26,502
3.1 3.0 3.1
Nantucket County
6,258 5,870 6,038
5,936 5,373 5,751
322 497 287
5.1 8.5 4.8
Norfolk County
382,587 380,958 369,324
369,792 368,367 357,055
12,795 12,591 12,269
3.3 3.3 3.3
Plymouth County
276,706 275,531 267,332
265,644 264,129 256,417
11,062 11,402 10,915
4.0 4.1 4.1
Suffolk County
437,030 434,641 421,136
422,229 420,298 406,667
14,801 14,343 14,469
3.4 3.3 3.4
Worcester County
437,247 436,457 425,669
419,398 418,389 408,467
17,849 18,068 17,202
4.1 4.1 4.0