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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,582,100 3,572,700 3,550,500 3,444,100 3,407,700 3,383,100 138,000 165,000 167,300 3.9 % 4.6 % 4.7 %
Barnstable County 107,888 106,443 106,537 102,244 98,455 99,819 5,644 7,988 6,718 5.2 % 7.5 % 6.3 %
Berkshire County 64,524 65,190 64,037 61,478 61,481 60,459 3,046 3,709 3,578 4.7 % 5.7 % 5.6 %
Bristol County 288,560 290,078 286,796 274,525 272,282 269,498 14,035 17,796 17,298 4.9 % 6.1 % 6.0 %
Dukes County 8,392 8,028 8,420 7,868 7,264 7,795 524 764 625 6.2 % 9.5 % 7.4 %
Essex County 407,507 407,385 403,341 391,300 388,308 383,650 16,207 19,077 19,691 4.0 % 4.7 % 4.9 %
Franklin County 39,366 39,495 39,491 37,980 37,757 37,825 1,386 1,738 1,666 3.5 % 4.4 % 4.2 %
Hampden County 221,533 221,096 221,719 209,912 207,262 207,714 11,621 13,834 14,005 5.2 % 6.3 % 6.3 %
Hampshire County 87,185 86,680 87,058 84,204 83,196 83,462 2,981 3,484 3,596 3.4 % 4.0 % 4.1 %
Middlesex County 863,646 858,664 854,616 836,839 827,564 822,205 26,807 31,100 32,411 3.1 % 3.6 % 3.8 %
Nantucket County 6,034 5,506 5,960 5,743 4,968 5,614 291 538 346 4.8 % 9.8 % 5.8 %
Norfolk County 371,195 369,476 367,001 358,766 355,140 352,034 12,429 14,336 14,967 3.3 % 3.9 % 4.1 %
Plymouth County 269,791 269,317 265,979 258,766 256,138 252,828 11,025 13,179 13,151 4.1 % 4.9 % 4.9 %
Suffolk County 419,696 417,840 414,704 405,096 401,209 396,939 14,600 16,631 17,765 3.5 % 4.0 % 4.3 %
Worcester County 426,783 427,467 424,798 409,366 406,644 403,276 17,417 20,823 21,522 4.1 % 4.9 % 5.1 %