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
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Massachusetts 3,579,700 3,584,800 3,562,800 3,488,200 3,486,900 3,402,100 91,500 97,900 160,700 2.6 % 2.7 % 4.5 %
Berkshire County WDA 64,141 64,431 65,020 62,251 62,502 61,635 1,890 1,929 3,385 2.9 % 3.0 % 5.2 %
Boston WDA 362,047 361,834 359,150 353,407 352,338 344,089 8,640 9,496 15,061 2.4 % 2.6 % 4.2 %
Bristol County WDA 188,378 188,753 188,202 182,891 182,814 178,575 5,487 5,939 9,627 2.9 % 3.1 % 5.1 %
Brockton WDA 130,680 130,082 130,264 127,061 126,168 123,861 3,619 3,914 6,403 2.8 % 3.0 % 4.9 %
Cape & Islands WDA 122,293 126,737 122,197 118,156 123,163 114,762 4,137 3,574 7,435 3.4 % 2.8 % 6.1 %
Central MA WDA 308,244 308,576 305,914 300,071 299,745 291,749 8,173 8,831 14,165 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.6 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 133,803 134,205 133,277 130,766 130,992 127,813 3,037 3,213 5,464 2.3 % 2.4 % 4.1 %
Greater Lowell WDA 150,003 149,844 149,883 145,993 145,509 142,741 4,010 4,335 7,142 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.8 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 111,408 112,414 112,348 107,559 108,262 105,509 3,849 4,152 6,839 3.5 % 3.7 % 6.1 %
Hampden County WDA 220,306 220,524 220,672 212,734 212,470 207,388 7,572 8,054 13,284 3.4 % 3.7 % 6.0 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 180,533 180,834 180,558 175,316 175,212 171,308 5,217 5,622 9,250 2.9 % 3.1 % 5.1 %
Metro North WDA 453,487 453,006 449,175 444,175 442,808 432,974 9,312 10,198 16,201 2.1 % 2.3 % 3.6 %
Metro South/West WDA 507,216 506,868 502,633 497,043 495,816 484,986 10,173 11,052 17,647 2.0 % 2.2 % 3.5 %
North Central WDA 132,154 132,123 131,530 128,639 128,335 125,259 3,515 3,788 6,271 2.7 % 2.9 % 4.8 %
North Shore WDA 226,392 226,189 225,367 220,781 220,179 215,430 5,611 6,010 9,937 2.5 % 2.7 % 4.4 %
South Shore WDA 288,608 288,414 286,626 281,340 280,599 274,001 7,268 7,815 12,625 2.5 % 2.7 % 4.4 %