LABOR FORCE, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas (Data not seasonally adjusted)
data type
month
Labor Force
Apr 2018
Labor Force
Mar 2018
Labor Force
Apr 2017
Employment
Apr 2018
Employment
Mar 2018
Employment
Apr 2017
Unemployment
Apr 2018
Unemployment
Mar 2018
Unemployment
Apr 2017
Rate %
Apr 2018
Rate %
Mar 2018
Rate %
Apr 2017
Massachusetts
3,751,000 3,726,800 3,646,800
3,627,800 3,583,900 3,516,200
123,200 142,800 130,600
3.3 3.8 3.6
Berkshire County WDA
64,375 64,510 63,638
61,579 61,215 60,738
2,796 3,295 2,900
4.3 5.1 4.6
Boston WDA
384,620 381,241 373,710
373,987 369,308 362,081
10,633 11,933 11,629
2.8 3.1 3.1
Bristol County WDA
197,017 196,686 191,445
189,087 186,997 183,113
7,930 9,689 8,332
4.0 4.9 4.4
Brockton WDA
136,257 135,305 132,233
131,409 129,729 126,972
4,848 5,576 5,261
3.6 4.1 4.0
Cape & Islands WDA
125,940 122,859 121,873
119,967 114,642 115,821
5,973 8,217 6,052
4.7 6.7 5.0
Central MA WDA
322,015 320,842 312,692
310,951 308,334 301,104
11,064 12,508 11,588
3.4 3.9 3.7
Franklin/Hampshire WDA
140,161 139,719 136,753
135,901 134,741 132,156
4,260 4,978 4,597
3.0 3.6 3.4
Greater Lowell WDA
159,454 158,548 154,743
154,251 152,594 149,079
5,203 5,954 5,664
3.3 3.8 3.7
Greater New Bedford WDA
116,721 116,889 113,822
111,348 110,180 108,230
5,373 6,709 5,592
4.6 5.7 4.9
Hampden County WDA
229,581 229,339 223,987
219,344 217,572 213,278
10,237 11,767 10,709
4.5 5.1 4.8
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA
189,837 188,612 184,119
182,808 180,657 176,547
7,029 7,955 7,572
3.7 4.2 4.1
Metro North WDA
476,015 471,329 462,030
464,101 458,295 449,326
11,914 13,034 12,704
2.5 2.8 2.7
Metro South/West WDA
530,985 526,750 516,136
517,009 510,916 501,420
13,976 15,834 14,716
2.6 3.0 2.9
North Central WDA
139,546 139,146 135,555
134,565 133,286 130,211
4,981 5,860 5,344
3.6 4.2 3.9
North Shore WDA
236,063 234,822 230,442
228,681 226,354 222,688
7,382 8,468 7,754
3.1 3.6 3.4
South Shore WDA
302,363 300,161 293,598
292,767 289,110 283,439
9,596 11,051 10,159
3.2 3.7 3.5