LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Counties (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Oct 2017
Labor Force
Sep 2017
Labor Force
Oct 2016
Employment
Oct 2017
Employment
Sep 2017
Employment
Oct 2016
Unemployment
Oct 2017
Unemployment
Sep 2017
Unemployment
Oct 2016
Rate %
Oct 2017
Rate %
Sep 2017
Rate %
Oct 2016
Massachusetts
3,624,300 3,645,200 3,576,700
3,504,900 3,517,100 3,474,800
119,500 128,000 101,900
3.3 3.5 2.8
Barnstable County
111,676 115,552 108,921
107,830 111,601 105,637
3,846 3,951 3,284
3.4 3.4 3.0
Berkshire County
63,452 64,384 63,685
61,099 61,840 61,694
2,353 2,544 1,991
3.7 4.0 3.1
Bristol County
288,647 290,879 285,881
276,990 278,338 275,863
11,657 12,541 10,018
4.0 4.3 3.5
Dukes County
9,012 10,176 9,129
8,686 9,865 8,862
326 311 267
3.6 3.1 2.9
Essex County
410,949 413,154 405,589
396,975 398,192 393,472
13,974 14,962 12,117
3.4 3.6 3.0
Franklin County
39,245 39,367 38,976
38,098 38,153 38,038
1,147 1,214 938
2.9 3.1 2.4
Hampden County
222,701 223,014 220,251
212,765 212,318 211,869
9,936 10,696 8,382
4.5 4.8 3.8
Hampshire County
87,561 87,603 86,773
85,073 84,893 84,646
2,488 2,710 2,127
2.8 3.1 2.5
Middlesex County
877,899 880,977 865,281
853,366 854,816 844,456
24,533 26,161 20,825
2.8 3.0 2.4
Nantucket County
7,140 8,109 7,251
6,967 7,951 7,101
173 158 150
2.4 1.9 2.1
Norfolk County
376,992 378,180 370,457
365,488 365,880 360,905
11,504 12,300 9,552
3.1 3.3 2.6
Plymouth County
271,966 273,521 267,668
262,684 263,464 259,788
9,282 10,057 7,880
3.4 3.7 2.9
Suffolk County
430,225 431,781 422,713
416,815 417,226 411,168
13,410 14,555 11,545
3.1 3.4 2.7
Worcester County
426,860 428,464 424,165
412,028 412,589 411,320
14,832 15,875 12,845
3.5 3.7 3.0