Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,499,100 3,481,700 3,456,000 3,268,100 3,243,800 3,210,300 231,000 237,900 245,700 6.6 % 6.8 % 7.1 %
Barnstable County 114,608 113,811 112,594 104,038 102,637 101,584 10,570 11,174 11,010 9.2 % 9.8 % 9.8 %
Berkshire County 69,896 70,162 70,220 64,906 64,980 64,964 4,990 5,182 5,256 7.1 % 7.4 % 7.5 %
Bristol County 295,185 293,156 292,730 266,155 264,041 261,368 29,030 29,115 31,362 9.8 % 9.9 % 10.7 %
Dukes County 9,723 9,685 9,602 8,651 8,541 8,492 1,072 1,144 1,110 11.0 % 11.8 % 11.6 %
Essex County 388,102 385,998 383,412 361,407 358,714 354,539 26,695 27,284 28,873 6.9 % 7.1 % 7.5 %
Franklin County 39,046 38,958 38,801 36,601 36,394 36,221 2,445 2,564 2,580 6.3 % 6.6 % 6.6 %
Hampden County 223,608 222,544 221,680 204,664 203,142 201,785 18,944 19,402 19,895 8.5 % 8.7 % 9.0 %
Hampshire County 90,180 89,608 89,079 85,200 84,527 84,032 4,980 5,081 5,047 5.5 % 5.7 % 5.7 %
Middlesex County 846,466 842,501 833,758 804,608 799,001 789,293 41,858 43,500 44,465 4.9 % 5.2 % 5.3 %
Nantucket County 6,062 5,939 5,972 5,394 5,180 5,296 668 759 676 11.0 % 12.8 % 11.3 %
Norfolk County 370,445 368,428 364,370 350,406 347,858 343,538 20,039 20,570 20,832 5.4 % 5.6 % 5.7 %
Plymouth County 266,882 265,565 263,201 248,456 246,421 243,782 18,426 19,144 19,419 6.9 % 7.2 % 7.4 %
Suffolk County 374,055 372,538 368,744 352,508 349,949 345,539 21,547 22,589 23,205 5.8 % 6.1 % 6.3 %
Worcester County 404,842 402,841 401,812 375,078 372,431 369,828 29,764 30,410 31,984 7.4 % 7.5 % 8.0 %