LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
May 2018
Labor Force
Apr 2018
Labor Force
May 2017
Employment
May 2018
Employment
Apr 2018
Employment
May 2017
Unemployment
May 2018
Unemployment
Apr 2018
Unemployment
May 2017
Rate %
May 2018
Rate %
Apr 2018
Rate %
May 2017
Massachusetts
3,789,500 3,751,400 3,642,300
3,662,700 3,628,200 3,507,300
126,900 123,200 135,000
3.3 3.3 3.7
Berkshire County WDA
65,785 64,426 64,312
63,108 61,631 61,513
2,677 2,795 2,799
4.1 4.3 4.4
Boston WDA
388,616 384,567 372,956
376,602 373,932 359,913
12,014 10,635 13,043
3.1 2.8 3.5
Bristol County WDA
198,497 196,899 191,255
190,748 188,973 183,059
7,749 7,926 8,196
3.9 4.0 4.3
Brockton WDA
136,806 136,158 131,796
131,791 131,313 126,327
5,015 4,845 5,469
3.7 3.6 4.1
Cape & Islands WDA
133,208 125,895 126,924
127,967 119,922 121,591
5,241 5,973 5,333
3.9 4.7 4.2
Central MA WDA
324,785 322,231 312,124
313,377 311,159 300,101
11,408 11,072 12,023
3.5 3.4 3.9
Franklin/Hampshire WDA
140,838 140,225 136,073
136,492 135,964 131,448
4,346 4,261 4,625
3.1 3.0 3.4
Greater Lowell WDA
160,707 159,692 154,182
155,326 154,491 148,442
5,381 5,201 5,740
3.3 3.3 3.7
Greater New Bedford WDA
118,005 116,743 114,315
112,635 111,373 108,705
5,370 5,370 5,610
4.6 4.6 4.9
Hampden County WDA
230,676 229,682 222,597
220,044 219,444 211,668
10,632 10,238 10,929
4.6 4.5 4.9
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA
192,308 190,029 183,870
185,056 183,001 176,173
7,252 7,028 7,697
3.8 3.7 4.2
Metro North WDA
480,140 475,948 460,590
467,348 464,035 446,635
12,792 11,913 13,955
2.7 2.5 3.0
Metro South/West WDA
535,375 530,943 514,453
520,821 516,957 498,786
14,554 13,986 15,667
2.7 2.6 3.0
North Central WDA
140,660 139,637 135,107
135,713 134,657 129,809
4,947 4,980 5,298
3.5 3.6 3.9
North Shore WDA
238,410 236,007 229,335
230,809 228,623 221,310
7,601 7,384 8,025
3.2 3.1 3.5
South Shore WDA
304,717 302,299 292,406
294,818 292,711 281,784
9,899 9,588 10,622
3.2 3.2 3.6