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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,634,800 3,573,500 3,616,200 3,479,200 3,437,800 3,427,500 155,600 135,700 188,800 4.3 % 3.8 % 5.2 %
Barnstable County 118,757 111,035 118,279 113,770 106,215 112,026 4,987 4,820 6,253 4.2 % 4.3 % 5.3 %
Berkshire County 67,109 65,002 66,676 63,979 62,166 63,022 3,130 2,836 3,654 4.7 % 4.4 % 5.5 %
Bristol County 291,274 286,974 290,593 276,463 273,918 272,305 14,811 13,056 18,288 5.1 % 4.5 % 6.3 %
Dukes County 10,926 9,181 10,892 10,521 8,757 10,370 405 424 522 3.7 % 4.6 % 4.8 %
Essex County 412,933 405,964 410,564 394,872 390,003 388,462 18,061 15,961 22,102 4.4 % 3.9 % 5.4 %
Franklin County 39,592 39,312 40,021 38,112 37,994 38,189 1,480 1,318 1,832 3.7 % 3.4 % 4.6 %
Hampden County 220,378 219,984 222,908 207,427 208,621 207,327 12,951 11,363 15,581 5.9 % 5.2 % 7.0 %
Hampshire County 87,054 86,787 87,722 83,276 83,678 83,295 3,778 3,109 4,427 4.3 % 3.6 % 5.0 %
Middlesex County 873,888 860,186 867,009 842,314 833,006 828,641 31,574 27,180 38,368 3.6 % 3.2 % 4.4 %
Nantucket County 8,457 7,089 8,273 8,247 6,869 8,005 210 220 268 2.5 % 3.1 % 3.2 %
Norfolk County 375,282 369,248 371,655 360,803 356,746 354,292 14,479 12,502 17,363 3.9 % 3.4 % 4.7 %
Plymouth County 272,719 268,191 270,637 260,585 257,559 255,958 12,134 10,632 14,679 4.4 % 4.0 % 5.4 %
Suffolk County 425,569 418,155 421,204 407,564 402,919 399,670 18,005 15,236 21,534 4.2 % 3.6 % 5.1 %
Worcester County 430,904 426,413 429,787 411,255 409,398 405,909 19,649 17,015 23,878 4.6 % 4.0 % 5.6 %