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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,623,600 3,624,100 3,583,700 3,504,700 3,504,700 3,485,000 118,800 119,400 98,700 3.3 % 3.3 % 2.8 %
Barnstable County 109,038 111,777 106,545 104,362 107,931 102,671 4,676 3,846 3,874 4.3 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
Berkshire County 63,387 63,529 63,661 60,962 61,179 61,626 2,425 2,350 2,035 3.8 % 3.7 % 3.2 %
Bristol County 289,644 288,921 286,190 277,910 277,268 276,597 11,734 11,653 9,593 4.1 % 4.0 % 3.4 %
Dukes County 8,668 9,015 8,423 8,203 8,688 8,053 465 327 370 5.4 % 3.6 % 4.4 %
Essex County 411,042 411,073 406,899 397,184 397,097 395,221 13,858 13,976 11,678 3.4 % 3.4 % 2.9 %
Franklin County 39,283 39,233 38,830 38,122 38,087 37,889 1,161 1,146 941 3.0 % 2.9 % 2.4 %
Hampden County 223,524 222,588 220,548 213,594 212,653 212,379 9,930 9,935 8,169 4.4 % 4.5 % 3.7 %
Hampshire County 87,817 87,513 86,810 85,396 85,029 84,753 2,421 2,484 2,057 2.8 % 2.8 % 2.4 %
Middlesex County 878,292 877,658 868,762 854,376 853,126 849,009 23,916 24,532 19,753 2.7 % 2.8 % 2.3 %
Nantucket County 6,234 7,140 6,309 5,978 6,967 6,096 256 173 213 4.1 % 2.4 % 3.4 %
Norfolk County 377,240 376,965 372,046 365,998 365,464 362,871 11,242 11,501 9,175 3.0 % 3.1 % 2.5 %
Plymouth County 272,018 271,944 268,468 262,857 262,670 260,869 9,161 9,274 7,599 3.4 % 3.4 % 2.8 %
Suffolk County 430,415 430,181 424,427 417,324 416,759 413,487 13,091 13,422 10,940 3.0 % 3.1 % 2.6 %
Worcester County 427,743 426,562 425,790 413,120 411,741 413,456 14,623 14,821 12,334 3.4 % 3.5 % 2.9 %
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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