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 3,573,200 3,581,800 3,560,300 3,437,800 3,443,900 3,386,100 135,400 137,900 174,200 3.8 % 3.8 % 4.9 %
Barnstable County 111,132 108,211 111,206 106,314 102,582 104,954 4,818 5,629 6,252 4.3 % 5.2 % 5.6 %
Berkshire County 65,066 64,449 64,864 62,230 61,407 61,411 2,836 3,042 3,453 4.4 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Bristol County 286,850 288,327 287,236 273,823 274,345 270,100 13,027 13,982 17,136 4.5 % 4.8 % 6.0 %
Dukes County 9,185 8,387 9,275 8,762 7,864 8,717 423 523 558 4.6 % 6.2 % 6.0 %
Essex County 406,068 407,270 404,530 390,136 391,073 383,939 15,932 16,197 20,591 3.9 % 4.0 % 5.1 %
Franklin County 39,306 39,355 39,628 37,992 37,970 37,933 1,314 1,385 1,695 3.3 % 3.5 % 4.3 %
Hampden County 219,804 221,504 221,202 208,474 209,901 206,685 11,330 11,603 14,517 5.2 % 5.2 % 6.6 %
Hampshire County 86,725 87,165 86,858 83,622 84,193 83,087 3,103 2,972 3,771 3.6 % 3.4 % 4.3 %
Middlesex County 860,093 863,643 855,299 832,963 836,844 820,374 27,130 26,799 34,925 3.2 % 3.1 % 4.1 %
Nantucket County 7,095 6,029 6,993 6,874 5,739 6,714 221 290 279 3.1 % 4.8 % 4.0 %
Norfolk County 369,084 371,128 366,860 356,611 358,706 350,932 12,473 12,422 15,928 3.4 % 3.3 % 4.3 %
Plymouth County 268,239 269,816 266,286 257,627 258,796 252,762 10,612 11,020 13,524 4.0 % 4.1 % 5.1 %
Suffolk County 417,938 419,670 415,004 402,753 405,050 395,574 15,185 14,620 19,430 3.6 % 3.5 % 4.7 %
Worcester County 426,611 426,875 425,049 409,625 409,462 402,951 16,986 17,413 22,098 4.0 % 4.1 % 5.2 %