Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,542,300 3,527,800 3,469,700 3,361,300 3,309,400 3,231,100 181,000 218,400 238,600 5.1 % 6.2 % 6.9 %
Barnstable County 121,527 125,431 119,166 115,563 118,633 111,333 5,964 6,798 7,833 4.9 % 5.4 % 6.6 %
Berkshire County 70,779 70,858 69,816 67,222 66,563 65,111 3,557 4,295 4,705 5.0 % 6.1 % 6.7 %
Bristol County 291,455 292,334 288,833 272,767 269,055 263,543 18,688 23,279 25,290 6.4 % 8.0 % 8.8 %
Dukes County 11,367 13,057 11,247 10,852 12,505 10,573 515 552 674 4.5 % 4.2 % 6.0 %
Essex County 390,608 388,689 383,594 369,625 363,018 355,341 20,983 25,671 28,253 5.4 % 6.6 % 7.4 %
Franklin County 38,833 38,343 38,212 37,033 36,202 35,810 1,800 2,141 2,402 4.6 % 5.6 % 6.3 %
Hampden County 225,715 224,367 220,980 210,820 206,495 202,085 14,895 17,872 18,895 6.6 % 8.0 % 8.6 %
Hampshire County 91,301 89,114 89,033 87,328 84,395 83,924 3,973 4,719 5,109 4.4 % 5.3 % 5.7 %
Middlesex County 859,160 851,958 838,364 822,850 808,293 790,258 36,310 43,665 48,106 4.2 % 5.1 % 5.7 %
Nantucket County 8,265 9,704 8,105 7,994 9,414 7,775 271 290 330 3.3 % 3.0 % 4.1 %
Norfolk County 375,209 372,451 366,750 358,416 351,980 344,493 16,793 20,471 22,257 4.5 % 5.5 % 6.1 %
Plymouth County 269,380 268,264 264,426 255,706 251,602 246,340 13,674 16,662 18,086 5.1 % 6.2 % 6.8 %
Suffolk County 380,795 378,190 372,545 360,489 353,917 346,382 20,306 24,273 26,163 5.3 % 6.4 % 7.0 %
Worcester County 407,448 405,012 398,642 384,554 377,285 368,130 22,894 27,727 30,512 5.6 % 6.8 % 7.7 %