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 3,669,700 3,670,300 3,604,200 3,530,100 3,521,800 3,433,400 139,600 148,500 170,800 3.8 % 4.0 % 4.7 %
Barnstable County 124,761 125,143 122,993 120,505 120,565 117,614 4,256 4,578 5,379 3.4 % 3.7 % 4.4 %
Berkshire County 67,858 68,350 67,323 65,191 65,447 64,024 2,667 2,903 3,299 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.9 %
Bristol County 293,008 293,102 288,499 279,136 278,520 271,478 13,872 14,582 17,021 4.7 % 5.0 % 5.9 %
Dukes County 12,081 12,187 11,844 11,749 11,828 11,414 332 359 430 2.7 % 2.9 % 3.6 %
Essex County 415,939 415,655 407,918 399,780 398,702 387,715 16,159 16,953 20,203 3.9 % 4.1 % 5.0 %
Franklin County 39,592 39,614 39,146 38,269 38,190 37,498 1,323 1,424 1,648 3.3 % 3.6 % 4.2 %
Hampden County 222,143 221,621 219,964 210,303 208,908 205,197 11,840 12,713 14,767 5.3 % 5.7 % 6.7 %
Hampshire County 87,725 87,514 86,211 84,568 84,037 82,495 3,157 3,477 3,716 3.6 % 4.0 % 4.3 %
Middlesex County 881,149 881,288 864,251 853,000 851,325 830,352 28,149 29,963 33,899 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.9 %
Nantucket County 9,393 9,431 9,078 9,228 9,254 8,860 165 177 218 1.8 % 1.9 % 2.4 %
Norfolk County 378,741 378,753 371,005 365,885 365,056 355,387 12,856 13,697 15,618 3.4 % 3.6 % 4.2 %
Plymouth County 275,691 275,717 270,532 264,679 263,980 257,091 11,012 11,737 13,441 4.0 % 4.3 % 5.0 %
Suffolk County 429,376 429,388 420,442 413,462 412,445 401,160 15,914 16,943 19,282 3.7 % 3.9 % 4.6 %
Worcester County 432,263 432,571 424,999 414,364 413,541 403,106 17,899 19,030 21,893 4.1 % 4.4 % 5.2 %