LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Labor Force
Mar 2017
Labor Force
Apr 2016
Employment
Apr 2017
Employment
Mar 2017
Employment
Apr 2016
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
Mar 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2016
Rate %
Apr 2017
Rate %
Mar 2017
Rate %
Apr 2016
Massachusetts
3,684,300 3,670,700 3,571,600
3,543,900 3,527,900 3,435,400
140,500 142,900 136,200
3.8 3.9 3.8
Berkshire County WDA
64,417 65,307 63,188
61,263 62,027 60,192
3,154 3,280 2,996
4.9 5.0 4.7
Boston WDA
377,175 375,039 363,461
364,559 362,880 351,084
12,616 12,159 12,377
3.3 3.2 3.4
Bristol County WDA
193,004 192,901 188,080
184,077 183,255 179,477
8,927 9,646 8,603
4.6 5.0 4.6
Brockton WDA
134,213 133,458 129,331
128,565 127,797 123,776
5,648 5,661 5,555
4.2 4.2 4.3
Cape & Islands WDA
124,110 121,280 120,760
117,611 113,354 114,421
6,499 7,926 6,339
5.2 6.5 5.2
Central MA WDA
315,616 314,934 307,135
303,046 302,195 295,008
12,570 12,739 12,127
4.0 4.0 3.9
Franklin/Hampshire WDA
136,962 137,048 134,368
132,124 132,105 129,669
4,838 4,943 4,699
3.5 3.6 3.5
Greater Lowell WDA
155,631 155,456 150,736
149,453 149,313 144,739
6,178 6,143 5,997
4.0 4.0 4.0
Greater New Bedford WDA
116,965 116,251 112,089
110,980 109,671 106,221
5,985 6,580 5,868
5.1 5.7 5.2
Hampden County WDA
227,708 226,519 221,809
216,088 214,806 210,357
11,620 11,713 11,452
5.1 5.2 5.2
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA
186,049 185,018 180,383
177,976 176,996 172,693
8,073 8,022 7,690
4.3 4.3 4.3
Metro North WDA
466,362 464,260 450,192
452,710 451,006 437,082
13,652 13,254 13,110
2.9 2.9 2.9
Metro South/West WDA
521,276 519,658 504,776
505,635 504,157 489,980
15,641 15,501 14,796
3.0 3.0 2.9
North Central WDA
135,800 135,710 132,243
130,104 129,941 126,770
5,696 5,769 5,473
4.2 4.3 4.1
North Shore WDA
231,840 231,617 225,929
223,471 223,194 217,614
8,369 8,423 8,315
3.6 3.6 3.7
South Shore WDA
297,177 296,284 287,147
286,184 285,189 276,305
10,993 11,095 10,842
3.7 3.7 3.8