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 3,612,900 3,603,300 3,523,800 3,431,900 3,409,300 3,303,000 181,000 194,000 220,800 5.0 % 5.4 % 6.3 %
Barnstable County 108,447 108,164 105,299 99,764 98,606 95,135 8,683 9,558 10,164 8.0 % 8.8 % 9.7 %
Berkshire County 66,083 66,384 65,103 62,133 62,172 60,236 3,950 4,212 4,867 6.0 % 6.3 % 7.5 %
Bristol County 294,540 294,846 288,789 274,397 273,144 264,159 20,143 21,702 24,630 6.8 % 7.4 % 8.5 %
Dukes County 7,989 8,023 8,150 7,135 7,088 7,111 854 935 1,039 10.7 % 11.7 % 12.7 %
Essex County 410,560 409,325 399,891 389,651 386,986 374,168 20,909 22,339 25,723 5.1 % 5.5 % 6.4 %
Franklin County 40,359 40,351 39,470 38,415 38,281 37,132 1,944 2,070 2,338 4.8 % 5.1 % 5.9 %
Hampden County 226,559 226,736 222,361 211,286 210,405 203,454 15,273 16,331 18,907 6.7 % 7.2 % 8.5 %
Hampshire County 88,085 87,910 85,688 84,325 83,956 81,218 3,760 3,954 4,470 4.3 % 4.5 % 5.2 %
Middlesex County 865,949 862,095 842,837 832,493 826,381 802,118 33,456 35,714 40,719 3.9 % 4.1 % 4.8 %
Nantucket County 5,613 5,482 5,471 5,015 4,815 4,826 598 667 645 10.7 % 12.2 % 11.8 %
Norfolk County 373,521 371,771 364,171 357,818 354,938 345,169 15,703 16,833 19,002 4.2 % 4.5 % 5.2 %
Plymouth County 271,331 270,848 264,983 256,848 255,209 247,245 14,483 15,639 17,738 5.3 % 5.8 % 6.7 %
Suffolk County 418,428 416,560 407,595 400,250 397,091 385,845 18,178 19,469 21,750 4.3 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Worcester County 435,629 434,848 423,996 412,434 410,234 395,241 23,195 24,614 28,755 5.3 % 5.7 % 6.8 %