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 3,584,800 3,550,300 3,535,400 3,367,600 3,350,100 3,276,800 217,200 200,200 258,700 6.1 % 5.6 % 7.3 %
Barnstable County 135,107 128,133 135,987 128,525 121,785 128,102 6,582 6,348 7,885 4.9 % 5.0 % 5.8 %
Berkshire County 73,664 72,654 73,349 69,369 68,543 68,350 4,295 4,111 4,999 5.8 % 5.7 % 6.8 %
Bristol County 294,131 292,650 292,404 270,939 271,891 263,972 23,192 20,759 28,432 7.9 % 7.1 % 9.7 %
Dukes County 16,003 14,335 15,990 15,452 13,786 15,299 551 549 691 3.4 % 3.8 % 4.3 %
Essex County 394,892 391,891 389,587 369,995 368,823 359,785 24,897 23,068 29,802 6.3 % 5.9 % 7.6 %
Franklin County 37,477 37,981 37,286 35,286 35,983 34,686 2,191 1,998 2,600 5.8 % 5.3 % 7.0 %
Hampden County 223,924 223,782 221,523 205,746 207,592 200,808 18,178 16,190 20,715 8.1 % 7.2 % 9.4 %
Hampshire County 86,367 87,072 85,495 81,474 82,397 79,675 4,893 4,675 5,820 5.7 % 5.4 % 6.8 %
Middlesex County 865,174 857,548 849,260 822,566 817,688 798,222 42,608 39,860 51,038 4.9 % 4.6 % 6.0 %
Nantucket County 11,199 9,761 11,775 10,917 9,486 11,437 282 275 338 2.5 % 2.8 % 2.9 %
Norfolk County 378,400 374,510 371,081 358,436 356,061 347,427 19,964 18,449 23,654 5.3 % 4.9 % 6.4 %
Plymouth County 273,409 270,126 269,281 256,651 254,673 249,458 16,758 15,453 19,823 6.1 % 5.7 % 7.4 %
Suffolk County 385,295 380,835 378,841 360,621 358,060 349,452 24,674 22,775 29,389 6.4 % 6.0 % 7.8 %
Worcester County 409,730 409,036 403,600 381,631 383,320 370,110 28,099 25,716 33,490 6.9 % 6.3 % 8.3 %