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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,481,700 3,466,100 3,453,300 3,243,800 3,218,500 3,198,700 237,900 247,600 254,700 6.8 % 7.1 % 7.4 %
Barnstable County 113,549 114,228 111,904 102,386 102,789 100,103 11,163 11,439 11,801 9.8 % 10.0 % 10.5 %
Berkshire County 70,312 70,167 70,775 65,135 64,873 65,382 5,177 5,294 5,393 7.4 % 7.5 % 7.6 %
Bristol County 293,811 292,123 291,997 264,587 262,000 260,026 29,224 30,123 31,971 9.9 % 10.3 % 10.9 %
Dukes County 9,685 9,691 9,646 8,545 8,546 8,452 1,140 1,145 1,194 11.8 % 11.8 % 12.4 %
Essex County 386,111 385,770 383,189 358,893 357,562 353,601 27,218 28,208 29,588 7.0 % 7.3 % 7.7 %
Franklin County 38,972 37,813 38,905 36,409 35,209 36,230 2,563 2,604 2,675 6.6 % 6.9 % 6.9 %
Hampden County 222,415 219,723 221,682 203,078 199,643 201,339 19,337 20,080 20,343 8.7 % 9.1 % 9.2 %
Hampshire County 89,634 85,997 89,015 84,553 80,553 83,749 5,081 5,444 5,266 5.7 % 6.3 % 5.9 %
Middlesex County 842,085 839,240 833,379 798,711 793,597 786,862 43,374 45,643 46,517 5.2 % 5.4 % 5.6 %
Nantucket County 5,939 5,961 5,816 5,183 5,215 5,002 756 746 814 12.7 % 12.5 % 14.0 %
Norfolk County 368,238 366,776 364,060 347,716 345,449 342,275 20,522 21,327 21,785 5.6 % 5.8 % 6.0 %
Plymouth County 265,421 264,537 262,993 246,347 244,864 242,551 19,074 19,673 20,442 7.2 % 7.4 % 7.8 %
Suffolk County 372,265 371,744 368,459 349,772 347,555 344,278 22,493 24,189 24,181 6.0 % 6.5 % 6.6 %
Worcester County 402,694 402,287 401,514 372,338 370,597 368,806 30,356 31,690 32,708 7.5 % 7.9 % 8.1 %