LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Counties (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
May 2017
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Labor Force
May 2016
Employment
May 2017
Employment
Apr 2017
Employment
May 2016
Unemployment
May 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
May 2016
Rate %
May 2017
Rate %
Apr 2017
Rate %
May 2016
Massachusetts
3,686,700 3,684,300 3,569,600
3,534,100 3,543,700 3,438,400
152,600 140,600 131,200
4.1 3.8 3.7
Barnstable County
113,034 109,497 109,546
107,665 103,838 104,908
5,369 5,659 4,638
4.7 5.2 4.2
Berkshire County
64,948 64,553 63,693
61,750 61,400 60,966
3,198 3,153 2,727
4.9 4.9 4.3
Bristol County
296,608 296,174 286,018
281,809 281,902 273,414
14,799 14,272 12,604
5.0 4.8 4.4
Dukes County
9,095 8,427 8,954
8,636 7,905 8,544
459 522 410
5.0 6.2 4.6
Essex County
418,173 417,951 406,309
400,353 401,500 390,869
17,820 16,451 15,440
4.3 3.9 3.8
Franklin County
39,967 40,049 39,269
38,485 38,629 37,998
1,482 1,420 1,271
3.7 3.5 3.2
Hampden County
226,840 228,515 219,996
214,361 216,868 209,012
12,479 11,647 10,984
5.5 5.1 5.0
Hampshire County
88,705 89,386 86,564
85,454 86,376 83,560
3,251 3,010 3,004
3.7 3.4 3.5
Middlesex County
890,232 890,871 861,249
859,383 863,286 834,939
30,849 27,585 26,310
3.5 3.1 3.1
Nantucket County
7,099 6,264 6,806
6,836 5,942 6,593
263 322 213
3.7 5.1 3.1
Norfolk County
381,865 382,143 368,432
367,509 369,340 356,349
14,356 12,803 12,083
3.8 3.4 3.3
Plymouth County
276,430 276,545 266,884
264,488 265,480 256,584
11,942 11,065 10,300
4.3 4.0 3.9
Suffolk County
436,512 436,484 420,725
419,384 421,642 405,962
17,128 14,842 14,763
3.9 3.4 3.5
Worcester County
437,172 437,433 425,162
418,019 419,558 408,703
19,153 17,875 16,459
4.4 4.1 3.9