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
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Massachusetts 3,587,900 3,579,800 3,554,600 3,487,800 3,488,200 3,392,200 100,100 91,500 162,400 2.8 % 2.6 % 4.6 %
Barnstable County 106,806 107,352 106,909 102,361 103,753 99,681 4,445 3,599 7,228 4.2 % 3.4 % 6.8 %
Berkshire County 64,509 64,097 65,537 62,271 62,210 61,980 2,238 1,887 3,557 3.5 % 2.9 % 5.4 %
Bristol County 286,962 286,405 287,683 276,955 277,506 271,366 10,007 8,899 16,317 3.5 % 3.1 % 5.7 %
Dukes County 8,350 8,414 8,065 7,927 8,071 7,366 423 343 699 5.1 % 4.1 % 8.7 %
Essex County 407,931 407,116 405,240 396,228 396,295 385,940 11,703 10,821 19,300 2.9 % 2.7 % 4.8 %
Franklin County 39,057 38,860 39,222 38,072 37,985 37,536 985 875 1,686 2.5 % 2.3 % 4.3 %
Hampden County 221,067 220,229 220,333 212,625 212,652 206,433 8,442 7,577 13,900 3.8 % 3.4 % 6.3 %
Hampshire County 87,185 87,046 86,151 85,133 85,135 82,715 2,052 1,911 3,436 2.4 % 2.2 % 4.0 %
Middlesex County 868,252 865,825 854,887 848,801 847,533 823,538 19,451 18,292 31,349 2.2 % 2.1 % 3.7 %
Nantucket County 6,253 6,300 6,105 5,950 6,102 5,657 303 198 448 4.8 % 3.1 % 7.3 %
Norfolk County 372,836 372,001 367,262 363,820 363,480 352,932 9,016 8,521 14,330 2.4 % 2.3 % 3.9 %
Plymouth County 269,320 268,561 266,914 261,509 261,521 254,155 7,811 7,040 12,759 2.9 % 2.6 % 4.8 %
Suffolk County 421,907 420,673 415,706 411,239 410,550 398,656 10,668 10,123 17,050 2.5 % 2.4 % 4.1 %
Worcester County 427,527 426,875 424,545 414,960 415,444 404,241 12,567 11,431 20,304 2.9 % 2.7 % 4.8 %