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
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Massachusetts 3,624,300 3,645,200 3,576,700 3,504,900 3,517,100 3,474,800 119,500 128,000 101,900 3.3 % 3.5 % 2.8 %
Barnstable County 111,676 115,552 108,921 107,830 111,601 105,637 3,846 3,951 3,284 3.4 % 3.4 % 3.0 %
Berkshire County 63,452 64,384 63,685 61,099 61,840 61,694 2,353 2,544 1,991 3.7 % 4.0 % 3.1 %
Bristol County 288,647 290,879 285,881 276,990 278,338 275,863 11,657 12,541 10,018 4.0 % 4.3 % 3.5 %
Dukes County 9,012 10,176 9,129 8,686 9,865 8,862 326 311 267 3.6 % 3.1 % 2.9 %
Essex County 410,949 413,154 405,589 396,975 398,192 393,472 13,974 14,962 12,117 3.4 % 3.6 % 3.0 %
Franklin County 39,245 39,367 38,976 38,098 38,153 38,038 1,147 1,214 938 2.9 % 3.1 % 2.4 %
Hampden County 222,701 223,014 220,251 212,765 212,318 211,869 9,936 10,696 8,382 4.5 % 4.8 % 3.8 %
Hampshire County 87,561 87,603 86,773 85,073 84,893 84,646 2,488 2,710 2,127 2.8 % 3.1 % 2.5 %
Middlesex County 877,899 880,977 865,281 853,366 854,816 844,456 24,533 26,161 20,825 2.8 % 3.0 % 2.4 %
Nantucket County 7,140 8,109 7,251 6,967 7,951 7,101 173 158 150 2.4 % 1.9 % 2.1 %
Norfolk County 376,992 378,180 370,457 365,488 365,880 360,905 11,504 12,300 9,552 3.1 % 3.3 % 2.6 %
Plymouth County 271,966 273,521 267,668 262,684 263,464 259,788 9,282 10,057 7,880 3.4 % 3.7 % 2.9 %
Suffolk County 430,225 431,781 422,713 416,815 417,226 411,168 13,410 14,555 11,545 3.1 % 3.4 % 2.7 %
Worcester County 426,860 428,464 424,165 412,028 412,589 411,320 14,832 15,875 12,845 3.5 % 3.7 % 3.0 %