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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,527,800 3,565,400 3,478,600 3,309,400 3,352,700 3,230,900 218,400 212,800 247,700 6.2 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Barnstable County 125,387 134,970 122,798 118,610 128,551 115,072 6,777 6,419 7,726 5.4 % 4.8 % 6.3 %
Berkshire County 70,797 72,088 70,231 66,510 67,966 65,398 4,287 4,122 4,833 6.1 % 5.7 % 6.9 %
Bristol County 292,334 293,637 290,645 269,014 270,561 263,401 23,320 23,076 27,244 8.0 % 7.9 % 9.4 %
Dukes County 13,051 15,559 13,059 12,501 15,052 12,381 550 507 678 4.2 % 3.3 % 5.2 %
Essex County 388,582 391,642 384,337 362,982 366,454 354,844 25,600 25,188 29,493 6.6 % 6.4 % 7.7 %
Franklin County 38,330 37,153 38,053 36,189 35,095 35,557 2,141 2,058 2,496 5.6 % 5.5 % 6.6 %
Hampden County 224,310 222,640 221,424 206,468 204,883 201,609 17,842 17,757 19,815 8.0 % 8.0 % 8.9 %
Hampshire County 89,102 85,672 87,900 84,378 81,126 82,579 4,724 4,546 5,321 5.3 % 5.3 % 6.1 %
Middlesex County 852,317 859,883 837,426 808,725 818,095 788,265 43,592 41,788 49,161 5.1 % 4.9 % 5.9 %
Nantucket County 9,701 11,513 9,760 9,411 11,236 9,438 290 277 322 3.0 % 2.4 % 3.3 %
Norfolk County 372,649 376,454 366,335 352,186 357,190 343,526 20,463 19,264 22,809 5.5 % 5.1 % 6.2 %
Plymouth County 268,345 272,057 264,743 251,716 255,753 245,946 16,629 16,304 18,797 6.2 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Suffolk County 378,412 383,360 372,602 354,155 359,296 345,357 24,257 24,064 27,245 6.4 % 6.3 % 7.3 %
Worcester County 404,582 408,799 399,348 376,854 381,421 367,539 27,728 27,378 31,809 6.9 % 6.7 % 8.0 %