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 3,684,300 3,670,700 3,571,600 3,543,900 3,527,900 3,435,400 140,500 142,900 136,200 3.8 % 3.9 % 3.8 %
Barnstable County 109,433 107,314 106,340 103,777 100,530 100,803 5,656 6,784 5,537 5.2 % 6.3 % 5.2 %
Berkshire County 64,417 65,307 63,188 61,263 62,027 60,192 3,154 3,280 2,996 4.9 % 5.0 % 4.7 %
Bristol County 296,121 295,635 286,674 281,872 280,185 272,882 14,249 15,450 13,792 4.8 % 5.2 % 4.8 %
Dukes County 8,419 8,096 8,382 7,898 7,451 7,867 521 645 515 6.2 % 8.0 % 6.1 %
Essex County 417,889 416,635 406,312 401,447 400,190 390,307 16,442 16,445 16,005 3.9 % 3.9 % 3.9 %
Franklin County 39,757 40,025 39,355 38,341 38,586 37,995 1,416 1,439 1,360 3.6 % 3.6 % 3.5 %
Hampden County 227,708 226,519 221,809 216,088 214,806 210,357 11,620 11,713 11,452 5.1 % 5.2 % 5.2 %
Hampshire County 89,075 88,858 87,033 86,060 85,764 84,095 3,015 3,094 2,938 3.4 % 3.5 % 3.4 %
Middlesex County 891,658 888,894 863,035 864,101 861,791 836,533 27,557 27,103 26,502 3.1 % 3.0 % 3.1 %
Nantucket County 6,258 5,870 6,038 5,936 5,373 5,751 322 497 287 5.1 % 8.5 % 4.8 %
Norfolk County 382,587 380,958 369,324 369,792 368,367 357,055 12,795 12,591 12,269 3.3 % 3.3 % 3.3 %
Plymouth County 276,706 275,531 267,332 265,644 264,129 256,417 11,062 11,402 10,915 4.0 % 4.1 % 4.1 %
Suffolk County 437,030 434,641 421,136 422,229 420,298 406,667 14,801 14,343 14,469 3.4 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Worcester County 437,247 436,457 425,669 419,398 418,389 408,467 17,849 18,068 17,202 4.1 % 4.1 % 4.0 %