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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,789,500 3,751,400 3,642,300 3,662,700 3,628,200 3,507,300 126,900 123,200 135,000 3.3 % 3.3 % 3.7 %
Barnstable County 116,256 110,839 110,992 111,691 105,688 106,293 4,565 5,151 4,699 3.9 % 4.6 % 4.2 %
Berkshire County 65,785 64,426 64,312 63,108 61,631 61,513 2,677 2,795 2,799 4.1 % 4.3 % 4.4 %
Bristol County 301,685 299,694 291,388 289,179 287,007 278,232 12,506 12,687 13,156 4.1 % 4.2 % 4.5 %
Dukes County 9,530 8,702 9,009 9,102 8,210 8,610 428 492 399 4.5 % 5.7 % 4.4 %
Essex County 430,718 426,036 413,205 415,865 411,624 397,483 14,853 14,412 15,722 3.4 % 3.4 % 3.8 %
Franklin County 41,049 40,871 39,758 39,821 39,600 38,447 1,228 1,271 1,311 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.3 %
Hampden County 230,676 229,682 222,597 220,044 219,444 211,668 10,632 10,238 10,929 4.6 % 4.5 % 4.9 %
Hampshire County 91,516 91,148 88,342 88,745 88,498 85,380 2,771 2,650 2,962 3.0 % 2.9 % 3.4 %
Middlesex County 918,099 910,542 881,478 892,651 886,478 854,043 25,448 24,064 27,435 2.8 % 2.6 % 3.1 %
Nantucket County 7,422 6,354 6,923 7,174 6,024 6,688 248 330 235 3.3 % 5.2 % 3.4 %
Norfolk County 392,363 389,011 376,548 380,538 377,802 363,768 11,825 11,209 12,780 3.0 % 2.9 % 3.4 %
Plymouth County 284,284 281,885 273,231 274,451 272,171 262,644 9,833 9,714 10,587 3.5 % 3.4 % 3.9 %
Suffolk County 449,691 445,224 431,585 435,746 432,656 416,435 13,945 12,568 15,150 3.1 % 2.8 % 3.5 %
Worcester County 450,459 446,967 432,927 434,540 431,353 416,060 15,919 15,614 16,867 3.5 % 3.5 % 3.9 %
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