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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,572,900 3,551,300 3,557,700 3,407,900 3,385,700 3,371,200 165,000 165,600 186,500 4.6 % 4.7 % 5.2 %
Barnstable County 106,328 105,275 104,676 98,335 96,992 95,673 7,993 8,283 9,003 7.5 % 7.9 % 8.6 %
Berkshire County 65,180 65,256 65,117 61,476 61,568 61,054 3,704 3,688 4,063 5.7 % 5.7 % 6.2 %
Bristol County 290,182 288,499 288,613 272,392 270,193 267,992 17,790 18,306 20,621 6.1 % 6.3 % 7.1 %
Dukes County 8,025 7,995 8,095 7,260 7,188 7,202 765 807 893 9.5 % 10.1 % 11.0 %
Essex County 407,423 404,676 404,840 388,354 385,618 383,331 19,069 19,058 21,509 4.7 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Franklin County 39,510 39,230 39,752 37,774 37,466 37,786 1,736 1,764 1,966 4.4 % 4.5 % 4.9 %
Hampden County 221,325 219,913 222,596 207,488 206,032 206,935 13,837 13,881 15,661 6.3 % 6.3 % 7.0 %
Hampshire County 86,769 86,100 86,972 83,284 82,650 83,088 3,485 3,450 3,884 4.0 % 4.0 % 4.5 %
Middlesex County 858,583 853,734 854,976 827,482 822,776 820,339 31,101 30,958 34,637 3.6 % 3.6 % 4.1 %
Nantucket County 5,506 5,421 5,508 4,966 4,813 4,891 540 608 617 9.8 % 11.2 % 11.2 %
Norfolk County 369,472 367,144 367,382 355,142 352,888 351,200 14,330 14,256 16,182 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.4 %
Plymouth County 269,357 267,927 266,770 256,177 254,617 251,795 13,180 13,310 14,975 4.9 % 5.0 % 5.6 %
Suffolk County 417,821 415,166 415,189 401,195 398,791 396,496 16,626 16,375 18,693 4.0 % 3.9 % 4.5 %
Worcester County 427,412 424,982 427,238 406,587 404,113 403,455 20,825 20,869 23,783 4.9 % 4.9 % 5.6 %