Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Department of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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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 %