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 3,603,000 3,564,700 3,509,000 3,409,100 3,366,700 3,277,900 193,900 198,100 231,100 5.4 % 5.6 % 6.6 %
Barnstable County 108,143 107,629 104,553 98,581 98,107 93,714 9,562 9,522 10,839 8.8 % 8.8 % 10.4 %
Berkshire County 66,416 65,802 65,316 62,194 61,504 60,214 4,222 4,298 5,102 6.4 % 6.5 % 7.8 %
Bristol County 294,949 291,069 287,556 273,278 269,708 261,785 21,671 21,361 25,771 7.3 % 7.3 % 9.0 %
Dukes County 8,026 8,073 8,210 7,083 7,136 7,087 943 937 1,123 11.7 % 11.6 % 13.7 %
Essex County 409,232 406,154 398,051 386,903 383,205 371,440 22,329 22,949 26,611 5.5 % 5.7 % 6.7 %
Franklin County 40,346 39,677 39,322 38,277 37,575 36,870 2,069 2,102 2,452 5.1 % 5.3 % 6.2 %
Hampden County 226,851 222,471 221,520 210,486 205,566 201,847 16,365 16,905 19,673 7.2 % 7.6 % 8.9 %
Hampshire County 87,950 86,394 85,310 83,990 82,138 80,593 3,960 4,256 4,717 4.5 % 4.9 % 5.5 %
Middlesex County 861,531 854,082 839,442 825,866 817,330 796,605 35,665 36,752 42,837 4.1 % 4.3 % 5.1 %
Nantucket County 5,481 5,521 5,389 4,813 4,855 4,645 668 666 744 12.2 % 12.1 % 13.8 %
Norfolk County 371,814 368,305 362,548 355,009 351,159 342,668 16,805 17,146 19,880 4.5 % 4.7 % 5.5 %
Plymouth County 270,813 267,393 263,854 255,189 251,650 245,272 15,624 15,743 18,582 5.8 % 5.9 % 7.0 %
Suffolk County 416,599 413,024 405,890 397,168 392,572 382,983 19,431 20,452 22,907 4.7 % 5.0 % 5.6 %
Worcester County 434,893 429,110 422,037 410,275 404,155 392,196 24,618 24,955 29,841 5.7 % 5.8 % 7.1 %