LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Mar 2018
Labor Force
Feb 2018
Labor Force
Mar 2017
Employment
Mar 2018
Employment
Feb 2018
Employment
Mar 2017
Unemployment
Mar 2018
Unemployment
Feb 2018
Unemployment
Mar 2017
Rate %
Mar 2018
Rate %
Feb 2018
Rate %
Mar 2017
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
Berkshire County WDA
64,514 64,485 64,460
61,217 61,072 61,048
3,297 3,413 3,412
5.1 5.3 5.3
Boston WDA
381,249 378,431 374,053
369,322 366,154 361,657
11,927 12,277 12,396
3.1 3.2 3.3
Bristol County WDA
196,644 195,369 193,090
186,930 184,977 182,620
9,714 10,392 10,470
4.9 5.3 5.4
Brockton WDA
135,264 134,363 132,469
129,678 128,604 126,578
5,586 5,759 5,891
4.1 4.3 4.4
Cape & Islands WDA
123,133 121,578 120,001
114,888 112,505 111,706
8,245 9,073 8,295
6.7 7.5 6.9
Central MA WDA
321,294 319,056 314,857
308,781 306,000 301,697
12,513 13,056 13,160
3.9 4.1 4.2
Franklin/Hampshire WDA
139,520 138,511 137,246
134,536 133,441 131,870
4,984 5,070 5,376
3.6 3.7 3.9
Greater Lowell WDA
158,501 157,420 155,067
152,533 151,240 148,728
5,968 6,180 6,339
3.8 3.9 4.1
Greater New Bedford WDA
116,860 116,071 114,637
110,137 108,877 107,724
6,723 7,194 6,913
5.8 6.2 6.0
Hampden County WDA
229,016 227,580 224,839
217,220 215,448 212,464
11,796 12,132 12,375
5.2 5.3 5.5
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA
188,792 186,858 184,412
180,826 178,662 175,890
7,966 8,196 8,522
4.2 4.4 4.6
Metro North WDA
471,356 468,125 462,526
458,311 454,381 448,802
13,045 13,744 13,724
2.8 2.9 3.0
Metro South/West WDA
526,721 522,759 517,568
510,864 506,503 501,216
15,857 16,256 16,352
3.0 3.1 3.2
North Central WDA
139,142 138,375 136,197
133,260 132,274 130,135
5,882 6,101 6,062
4.2 4.4 4.5
North Shore WDA
234,730 233,164 231,580
226,247 224,307 222,791
8,483 8,857 8,789
3.6 3.8 3.8
South Shore WDA
300,195 298,339 294,662
289,112 286,606 283,115
11,083 11,733 11,547
3.7 3.9 3.9