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

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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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 %