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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,670,000 3,635,100 3,615,800 3,521,400 3,479,500 3,428,500 148,600 155,600 187,300 4.0 % 4.3 % 5.2 %
Barnstable County 125,160 118,680 123,889 120,568 113,698 117,921 4,592 4,982 5,968 3.7 % 4.2 % 4.8 %
Berkshire County 68,252 67,178 67,923 65,351 64,054 64,329 2,901 3,124 3,594 4.3 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Bristol County 293,101 291,278 289,681 278,515 276,474 271,057 14,586 14,804 18,624 5.0 % 5.1 % 6.4 %
Dukes County 12,177 10,928 11,925 11,818 10,524 11,443 359 404 482 2.9 % 3.7 % 4.0 %
Essex County 415,756 413,107 408,813 398,806 395,054 386,941 16,950 18,053 21,872 4.1 % 4.4 % 5.4 %
Franklin County 39,570 39,586 39,331 38,154 38,110 37,530 1,416 1,476 1,801 3.6 % 3.7 % 4.6 %
Hampden County 221,374 220,337 220,814 208,672 207,385 204,724 12,702 12,952 16,090 5.7 % 5.9 % 7.3 %
Hampshire County 87,418 87,042 86,604 83,938 83,259 82,336 3,480 3,783 4,268 4.0 % 4.3 % 4.9 %
Middlesex County 881,063 873,803 866,799 851,082 842,222 829,506 29,981 31,581 37,293 3.4 % 3.6 % 4.3 %
Nantucket County 9,423 8,457 9,117 9,245 8,248 8,876 178 209 241 1.9 % 2.5 % 2.6 %
Norfolk County 378,759 375,335 372,135 365,066 360,857 354,988 13,693 14,478 17,147 3.6 % 3.9 % 4.6 %
Plymouth County 275,717 272,649 271,451 263,976 260,513 256,750 11,741 12,136 14,701 4.3 % 4.5 % 5.4 %
Suffolk County 429,424 425,643 421,882 412,481 407,622 400,658 16,943 18,021 21,224 3.9 % 4.2 % 5.0 %
Worcester County 432,741 431,093 425,462 413,711 411,454 401,454 19,030 19,639 24,008 4.4 % 4.6 % 5.6 %