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 3,596,900 3,575,000 3,569,400 3,452,800 3,476,100 3,394,100 144,100 98,900 175,400 4.0 % 2.8 % 4.9 %
Barnstable County 105,917 105,467 104,981 98,740 101,079 96,233 7,177 4,388 8,748 6.8 % 4.2 % 8.3 %
Berkshire County 64,242 63,756 64,583 61,036 61,561 60,712 3,206 2,195 3,871 5.0 % 3.4 % 6.0 %
Bristol County 289,094 285,782 288,939 273,486 275,901 269,971 15,608 9,881 18,968 5.4 % 3.5 % 6.6 %
Dukes County 8,079 8,302 8,187 7,407 7,885 7,362 672 417 825 8.3 % 5.0 % 10.1 %
Essex County 407,929 405,772 406,104 391,506 394,209 385,753 16,423 11,563 20,351 4.0 % 2.8 % 5.0 %
Franklin County 38,999 38,876 39,299 37,507 37,903 37,409 1,492 973 1,890 3.8 % 2.5 % 4.8 %
Hampden County 220,170 220,250 221,740 208,172 211,901 206,806 11,998 8,349 14,934 5.4 % 3.8 % 6.7 %
Hampshire County 86,083 86,601 86,329 83,089 84,576 82,670 2,994 2,025 3,659 3.5 % 2.3 % 4.2 %
Middlesex County 873,537 867,173 861,470 846,379 847,945 828,786 27,158 19,228 32,684 3.1 % 2.2 % 3.8 %
Nantucket County 5,661 6,230 5,645 5,104 5,929 5,015 557 301 630 9.8 % 4.8 % 11.2 %
Norfolk County 373,812 371,268 368,134 361,231 362,367 353,137 12,581 8,901 14,997 3.4 % 2.4 % 4.1 %
Plymouth County 270,006 268,088 266,849 258,505 260,359 252,869 11,501 7,729 13,980 4.3 % 2.9 % 5.2 %
Suffolk County 426,952 423,749 420,150 412,288 413,188 402,428 14,664 10,561 17,722 3.4 % 2.5 % 4.2 %
Worcester County 427,332 423,725 427,027 409,201 411,297 404,925 18,131 12,428 22,102 4.2 % 2.9 % 5.2 %