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 3,670,800 3,634,400 3,584,500 3,528,100 3,482,200 3,427,000 142,700 152,100 157,500 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.4 %
Barnstable County 107,254 106,137 105,283 100,471 98,534 97,683 6,783 7,603 7,600 6.3 % 7.2 % 7.2 %
Berkshire County 65,400 65,011 64,277 62,124 61,546 60,751 3,276 3,465 3,526 5.0 % 5.3 % 5.5 %
Bristol County 295,591 292,709 289,849 280,148 275,993 272,888 15,443 16,716 16,961 5.2 % 5.7 % 5.9 %
Dukes County 8,095 8,007 8,135 7,449 7,293 7,406 646 714 729 8.0 % 8.9 % 9.0 %
Essex County 416,696 412,207 408,283 400,263 394,817 390,077 16,433 17,390 18,206 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.5 %
Franklin County 40,026 39,637 39,666 38,586 38,098 38,017 1,440 1,539 1,649 3.6 % 3.9 % 4.2 %
Hampden County 226,526 225,485 223,108 214,820 212,890 209,920 11,706 12,595 13,188 5.2 % 5.6 % 5.9 %
Hampshire County 88,860 88,088 87,297 85,767 84,936 83,972 3,093 3,152 3,325 3.5 % 3.6 % 3.8 %
Middlesex County 889,024 879,643 864,153 861,955 850,973 834,450 27,069 28,670 29,703 3.0 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Nantucket County 5,870 5,684 5,633 5,373 5,059 5,119 497 625 514 8.5 % 11.0 % 9.1 %
Norfolk County 380,975 376,867 369,968 368,402 363,665 356,290 12,573 13,202 13,678 3.3 % 3.5 % 3.7 %
Plymouth County 275,512 272,819 268,502 264,122 260,602 255,889 11,390 12,217 12,613 4.1 % 4.5 % 4.7 %
Suffolk County 434,660 430,234 421,957 420,341 415,106 406,059 14,319 15,128 15,898 3.3 % 3.5 % 3.8 %
Worcester County 436,304 431,857 428,327 418,235 412,731 408,473 18,069 19,126 19,854 4.1 % 4.4 % 4.6 %