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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Counties

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,726,900 3,700,500 3,657,700 3,583,900 3,551,100 3,508,000 143,100 149,400 149,600 3.8 % 4.0 % 4.1 %
Barnstable County 109,040 107,573 106,188 102,037 99,898 99,071 7,003 7,675 7,117 6.4 % 7.1 % 6.7 %
Berkshire County 64,514 64,485 64,460 61,217 61,072 61,048 3,297 3,413 3,412 5.1 % 5.3 % 5.3 %
Bristol County 299,819 297,971 294,390 284,189 281,284 277,792 15,630 16,687 16,598 5.2 % 5.6 % 5.6 %
Dukes County 8,223 8,201 8,091 7,543 7,458 7,430 680 743 661 8.3 % 9.1 % 8.2 %
Essex County 423,522 420,022 415,992 407,073 402,969 398,681 16,449 17,053 17,311 3.9 % 4.1 % 4.2 %
Franklin County 40,610 40,362 40,048 39,142 38,810 38,525 1,468 1,552 1,523 3.6 % 3.8 % 3.8 %
Hampden County 229,016 227,580 224,839 217,220 215,448 212,464 11,796 12,132 12,375 5.2 % 5.3 % 5.5 %
Hampshire County 90,699 89,998 89,124 87,590 86,878 85,688 3,109 3,120 3,436 3.4 % 3.5 % 3.9 %
Middlesex County 902,729 896,301 885,988 875,755 868,308 857,846 26,974 27,993 28,142 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.2 %
Nantucket County 5,870 5,804 5,722 5,308 5,149 5,205 562 655 517 9.6 % 11.3 % 9.0 %
Norfolk County 385,645 382,982 378,495 373,182 369,946 365,371 12,463 13,036 13,124 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.5 %
Plymouth County 280,098 278,169 274,470 268,511 266,023 262,483 11,587 12,146 11,987 4.1 % 4.4 % 4.4 %
Suffolk County 441,509 438,304 433,144 427,322 423,656 418,453 14,187 14,648 14,691 3.2 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Worcester County 445,637 442,732 436,713 427,773 424,152 417,984 17,864 18,580 18,729 4.0 % 4.2 % 4.3 %
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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