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 3,548,600 3,575,800 3,473,800 3,377,800 3,388,200 3,241,700 170,800 187,500 232,100 4.8 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
Barnstable County 118,128 120,711 115,797 110,630 113,294 106,161 7,498 7,417 9,636 6.3 % 6.1 % 8.3 %
Berkshire County 70,774 70,966 70,256 67,061 67,113 65,384 3,713 3,853 4,872 5.2 % 5.4 % 6.9 %
Bristol County 294,460 295,889 291,341 275,319 275,883 264,332 19,141 20,006 27,009 6.5 % 6.8 % 9.3 %
Dukes County 10,171 10,471 10,165 9,430 9,746 9,226 741 725 939 7.3 % 6.9 % 9.2 %
Essex County 393,063 395,352 385,961 373,200 373,479 358,921 19,863 21,873 27,040 5.1 % 5.5 % 7.0 %
Franklin County 38,750 39,096 38,276 36,926 37,223 35,835 1,824 1,873 2,441 4.7 % 4.8 % 6.4 %
Hampden County 225,270 227,145 221,261 210,719 211,660 202,419 14,551 15,485 18,842 6.5 % 6.8 % 8.5 %
Hampshire County 90,705 91,968 88,670 86,924 87,811 83,696 3,781 4,157 4,974 4.2 % 4.5 % 5.6 %
Middlesex County 862,851 868,667 840,187 831,029 832,159 796,286 31,822 36,508 43,901 3.7 % 4.2 % 5.2 %
Nantucket County 7,256 7,261 6,648 6,804 6,881 6,136 452 380 512 6.2 % 5.2 % 7.7 %
Norfolk County 376,442 379,270 367,060 361,595 362,317 346,409 14,847 16,953 20,651 3.9 % 4.5 % 5.6 %
Plymouth County 270,344 272,332 264,474 257,102 258,079 246,706 13,242 14,253 17,768 4.9 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
Suffolk County 381,444 384,754 372,092 363,765 364,433 348,414 17,679 20,321 23,678 4.6 % 5.3 % 6.4 %
Worcester County 408,975 411,889 401,561 387,288 388,147 371,741 21,687 23,742 29,820 5.3 % 5.8 % 7.4 %