Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Department of Unemployment Assistance

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Investment Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,602,700 3,612,900 3,510,900 3,454,100 3,431,900 3,316,500 148,600 181,000 194,400 4.1 % 5.0 % 5.5 %
Berkshire County WIA 64,764 66,040 64,436 61,581 62,102 60,048 3,183 3,938 4,388 4.9 % 6.0 % 6.8 %
Boston WIA 359,494 359,905 349,179 346,179 344,696 332,043 13,315 15,209 17,136 3.7 % 4.2 % 4.9 %
Bristol County WIA 190,537 192,473 186,928 180,908 179,973 174,199 9,629 12,500 12,729 5.1 % 6.5 % 6.8 %
Brockton WIA 131,891 132,083 127,837 125,953 124,919 120,024 5,938 7,164 7,813 4.5 % 5.4 % 6.1 %
Cape & Islands WIA 123,301 122,101 121,118 116,499 111,967 112,204 6,802 10,134 8,914 5.5 % 8.3 % 7.4 %
Central MA WIA 312,863 314,951 303,865 299,300 298,665 286,221 13,563 16,286 17,644 4.3 % 5.2 % 5.8 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,623 136,458 133,932 131,533 130,253 127,238 5,090 6,205 6,694 3.7 % 4.5 % 5.0 %
Greater Lowell WIA 151,082 151,752 146,861 144,614 144,143 138,321 6,468 7,609 8,540 4.3 % 5.0 % 5.8 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 113,933 115,400 112,024 107,341 106,740 103,436 6,592 8,660 8,588 5.8 % 7.5 % 7.7 %
Hampden County WIA 225,694 226,360 221,744 213,228 211,138 205,338 12,466 15,222 16,406 5.5 % 6.7 % 7.4 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 179,961 180,280 175,649 171,462 170,106 164,577 8,499 10,174 11,072 4.7 % 5.6 % 6.3 %
Metro North WIA 451,404 451,353 438,450 436,991 434,481 419,576 14,413 16,872 18,874 3.2 % 3.7 % 4.3 %
Metro South/West WIA 508,324 507,935 493,434 492,351 489,266 472,972 15,973 18,669 20,462 3.1 % 3.7 % 4.1 %
North Central WIA 133,749 134,514 130,156 127,664 127,075 122,026 6,085 7,439 8,130 4.5 % 5.5 % 6.2 %
North Shore WIA 229,091 230,064 222,786 220,093 219,360 210,938 8,998 10,704 11,848 3.9 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
South Shore WIA 289,991 291,200 282,541 278,393 277,028 267,340 11,598 14,172 15,201 4.0 % 4.9 % 5.4 %