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 3,545,000 3,550,800 3,576,900 3,380,500 3,389,600 3,400,800 164,400 161,200 176,000 4.6 % 4.5 % 4.9 %
Barnstable County 107,094 107,630 108,071 99,770 101,123 100,410 7,324 6,507 7,661 6.8 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Berkshire County 64,704 64,089 66,234 61,092 60,680 62,393 3,612 3,409 3,841 5.6 % 5.3 % 5.8 %
Bristol County 287,087 286,594 290,862 270,479 270,841 272,685 16,608 15,753 18,177 5.8 % 5.5 % 6.2 %
Dukes County 7,990 8,093 8,406 7,287 7,474 7,634 703 619 772 8.8 % 7.6 % 9.2 %
Essex County 402,697 403,113 406,035 383,210 383,868 385,392 19,487 19,245 20,643 4.8 % 4.8 % 5.1 %
Franklin County 39,109 38,755 39,894 37,391 37,182 38,047 1,718 1,573 1,847 4.4 % 4.1 % 4.6 %
Hampden County 221,783 221,545 224,070 207,635 208,191 208,703 14,148 13,354 15,367 6.4 % 6.0 % 6.9 %
Hampshire County 86,129 86,331 87,035 82,668 82,885 83,320 3,461 3,446 3,715 4.0 % 4.0 % 4.3 %
Middlesex County 851,030 854,641 858,111 819,390 822,571 824,974 31,640 32,070 33,137 3.7 % 3.8 % 3.9 %
Nantucket County 6,008 6,066 5,932 5,556 5,749 5,465 452 317 467 7.5 % 5.2 % 7.9 %
Norfolk County 367,518 369,045 369,765 353,000 354,300 354,346 14,518 14,745 15,419 4.0 % 4.0 % 4.2 %
Plymouth County 266,079 266,236 268,254 253,185 253,811 254,458 12,894 12,425 13,796 4.8 % 4.7 % 5.1 %
Suffolk County 412,498 413,881 414,735 395,250 396,242 396,053 17,248 17,639 18,682 4.2 % 4.3 % 4.5 %
Worcester County 425,242 424,765 429,443 404,613 404,682 406,971 20,629 20,083 22,472 4.9 % 4.7 % 5.2 %