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 3,579,700 3,584,800 3,562,800 3,488,200 3,486,900 3,402,100 91,500 97,900 160,700 2.6 % 2.7 % 4.5 %
Barnstable County 107,582 110,298 107,869 103,986 107,129 101,372 3,596 3,169 6,497 3.3 % 2.9 % 6.0 %
Berkshire County 64,141 64,431 65,020 62,251 62,502 61,635 1,890 1,929 3,385 2.9 % 3.0 % 5.2 %
Bristol County 286,342 287,139 287,116 277,444 277,512 271,480 8,898 9,627 15,636 3.1 % 3.4 % 5.4 %
Dukes County 8,413 9,169 8,165 8,069 8,908 7,546 344 261 619 4.1 % 2.8 % 7.6 %
Essex County 406,925 407,023 405,925 396,097 395,391 386,738 10,828 11,632 19,187 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.7 %
Franklin County 38,864 39,116 38,891 37,990 38,211 37,331 874 905 1,560 2.2 % 2.3 % 4.0 %
Hampden County 220,306 220,524 220,672 212,734 212,470 207,388 7,572 8,054 13,284 3.4 % 3.7 % 6.0 %
Hampshire County 87,070 87,204 86,541 85,161 85,157 83,084 1,909 2,047 3,457 2.2 % 2.3 % 4.0 %
Middlesex County 865,720 864,956 859,033 847,425 844,974 826,977 18,295 19,982 32,056 2.1 % 2.3 % 3.7 %
Nantucket County 6,298 7,270 6,163 6,101 7,126 5,844 197 144 319 3.1 % 2.0 % 5.2 %
Norfolk County 371,987 371,634 368,980 363,464 362,443 354,271 8,523 9,191 14,709 2.3 % 2.5 % 4.0 %
Plymouth County 268,698 268,649 267,264 261,661 261,089 254,832 7,037 7,560 12,432 2.6 % 2.8 % 4.7 %
Suffolk County 420,653 420,365 417,364 410,539 409,294 399,739 10,114 11,071 17,625 2.4 % 2.6 % 4.2 %
Worcester County 426,694 427,056 423,813 415,261 414,706 403,843 11,433 12,350 19,970 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.7 %