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 3,584,900 3,590,200 3,558,000 3,487,000 3,471,400 3,399,000 97,900 118,800 159,000 2.7 % 3.3 % 4.5 %
Barnstable County 110,329 114,057 110,051 107,158 110,353 104,623 3,171 3,704 5,428 2.9 % 3.2 % 4.9 %
Berkshire County 64,571 64,929 64,900 62,643 62,626 61,725 1,928 2,303 3,175 3.0 % 3.5 % 4.9 %
Bristol County 287,133 288,046 286,536 277,500 276,257 270,964 9,633 11,789 15,572 3.4 % 4.1 % 5.4 %
Dukes County 9,167 10,402 8,692 8,907 10,109 8,250 260 293 442 2.8 % 2.8 % 5.1 %
Essex County 406,854 407,394 405,183 395,229 393,314 386,075 11,625 14,080 19,108 2.9 % 3.5 % 4.7 %
Franklin County 39,137 39,096 38,897 38,234 38,000 37,350 903 1,096 1,547 2.3 % 2.8 % 4.0 %
Hampden County 220,810 220,439 220,429 212,760 210,477 207,256 8,050 9,962 13,173 3.6 % 4.5 % 6.0 %
Hampshire County 87,321 86,879 86,341 85,271 84,342 83,023 2,050 2,537 3,318 2.3 % 2.9 % 3.8 %
Middlesex County 864,776 863,341 855,926 844,806 839,344 823,828 19,970 23,997 32,098 2.3 % 2.8 % 3.8 %
Nantucket County 7,270 8,231 7,170 7,126 8,078 6,926 144 153 244 2.0 % 1.9 % 3.4 %
Norfolk County 371,596 371,087 367,974 362,407 359,991 353,227 9,189 11,096 14,747 2.5 % 3.0 % 4.0 %
Plymouth County 268,599 269,154 266,696 261,045 259,853 254,427 7,554 9,301 12,269 2.8 % 3.5 % 4.6 %
Suffolk County 420,302 420,124 416,493 409,253 406,767 398,648 11,049 13,357 17,845 2.6 % 3.2 % 4.3 %
Worcester County 427,025 426,996 422,691 414,680 411,886 402,677 12,345 15,110 20,014 2.9 % 3.5 % 4.7 %