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
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,612,800 3,603,700 3,525,400 3,454,900 3,455,000 3,328,000 157,900 148,600 197,300 4.4 % 4.1 % 5.6 %
Barnstable County 112,000 108,932 110,792 106,338 102,989 103,926 5,662 5,943 6,866 5.1 % 5.5 % 6.2 %
Berkshire County 65,614 64,810 65,429 62,474 61,628 61,238 3,140 3,182 4,191 4.8 % 4.9 % 6.4 %
Bristol County 291,435 291,420 286,692 275,812 275,963 266,756 15,623 15,457 19,936 5.4 % 5.3 % 7.0 %
Dukes County 9,158 8,306 9,295 8,657 7,758 8,668 501 548 627 5.5 % 6.6 % 6.7 %
Essex County 409,089 408,991 399,547 390,402 391,499 376,276 18,687 17,492 23,271 4.6 % 4.3 % 5.8 %
Franklin County 40,143 40,265 39,640 38,593 38,779 37,671 1,550 1,486 1,969 3.9 % 3.7 % 5.0 %
Hampden County 224,657 225,887 221,059 211,433 213,416 204,461 13,224 12,471 16,598 5.9 % 5.5 % 7.5 %
Hampshire County 87,885 88,404 86,004 84,476 85,233 81,792 3,409 3,171 4,212 3.9 % 3.6 % 4.9 %
Middlesex County 868,084 866,256 843,243 836,558 837,578 804,550 31,526 28,678 38,693 3.6 % 3.3 % 4.6 %
Nantucket County 7,012 6,066 6,910 6,761 5,762 6,596 251 304 314 3.6 % 5.0 % 4.5 %
Norfolk County 373,949 373,127 363,805 359,513 359,844 345,836 14,436 13,283 17,969 3.9 % 3.6 % 4.9 %
Plymouth County 270,237 270,279 263,622 258,017 258,641 248,250 12,220 11,638 15,372 4.5 % 4.3 % 5.8 %
Suffolk County 419,209 417,838 407,874 401,623 402,064 386,035 17,586 15,774 21,839 4.2 % 3.8 % 5.4 %
Worcester County 434,357 433,082 421,450 414,218 413,884 395,973 20,139 19,198 25,477 4.6 % 4.4 % 6.0 %