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 3,667,300 3,613,000 3,596,000 3,487,600 3,455,000 3,381,200 179,800 158,000 214,800 4.9 % 4.4 % 6.0 %
Barnstable County 118,559 112,041 118,494 112,610 106,391 111,529 5,949 5,650 6,965 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.9 %
Berkshire County 67,936 65,594 67,468 64,427 62,453 63,089 3,509 3,141 4,379 5.2 % 4.8 % 6.5 %
Bristol County 294,150 291,453 290,774 276,605 275,814 269,498 17,545 15,639 21,276 6.0 % 5.4 % 7.3 %
Dukes County 10,681 9,163 10,823 10,188 8,664 10,225 493 499 598 4.6 % 5.4 % 5.5 %
Essex County 415,348 408,895 407,766 394,297 390,207 382,521 21,051 18,688 25,245 5.1 % 4.6 % 6.2 %
Franklin County 40,367 40,158 39,854 38,608 38,611 37,726 1,759 1,547 2,128 4.4 % 3.9 % 5.3 %
Hampden County 225,810 224,672 222,990 210,893 211,464 205,024 14,917 13,208 17,966 6.6 % 5.9 % 8.1 %
Hampshire County 88,395 87,899 86,677 84,214 84,491 81,844 4,181 3,408 4,833 4.7 % 3.9 % 5.6 %
Middlesex County 879,701 868,309 859,470 843,322 836,746 816,745 36,379 31,563 42,725 4.1 % 3.6 % 5.0 %
Nantucket County 8,269 7,016 8,095 8,018 6,766 7,797 251 250 298 3.0 % 3.6 % 3.7 %
Norfolk County 379,036 373,977 370,502 362,502 359,534 350,788 16,534 14,443 19,714 4.4 % 3.9 % 5.3 %
Plymouth County 274,053 270,243 268,670 260,154 258,024 251,963 13,899 12,219 16,707 5.1 % 4.5 % 6.2 %
Suffolk County 425,733 419,262 416,168 405,290 401,648 391,795 20,443 17,614 24,373 4.8 % 4.2 % 5.9 %
Worcester County 439,290 434,326 428,209 416,421 414,192 400,613 22,869 20,134 27,596 5.2 % 4.6 % 6.4 %