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)
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Massachusetts 3,481,700 3,466,100 3,453,300 3,243,800 3,218,500 3,198,700 237,900 247,600 254,700 6.8 % 7.1 % 7.4 %
Berkshire County WIA 70,312 70,167 70,775 65,135 64,873 65,382 5,177 5,294 5,393 7.4 % 7.5 % 7.6 %
Boston WIA 322,356 321,951 318,931 303,538 301,614 298,770 18,818 20,337 20,161 5.8 % 6.3 % 6.3 %
Bristol County WIA 197,880 196,782 196,460 178,883 177,267 175,746 18,997 19,515 20,714 9.6 % 9.9 % 10.5 %
Brockton WIA 125,788 125,465 124,793 116,724 115,951 115,111 9,064 9,514 9,682 7.2 % 7.6 % 7.8 %
Cape & Islands WIA 129,173 129,880 127,366 116,114 116,550 113,557 13,059 13,330 13,809 10.1 % 10.3 % 10.8 %
Central MA WIA 291,837 291,605 290,875 270,539 269,330 268,113 21,298 22,275 22,762 7.3 % 7.6 % 7.8 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,014 131,232 135,343 127,688 122,464 126,675 8,326 8,768 8,668 6.1 % 6.7 % 6.4 %
Greater Lowell WIA 148,326 147,497 147,707 138,566 137,321 136,868 9,760 10,176 10,839 6.6 % 6.9 % 7.3 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 109,812 109,296 109,151 98,303 97,369 96,503 11,509 11,927 12,648 10.5 % 10.9 % 11.6 %
Hampden County WIA 222,415 219,723 221,682 203,078 199,643 201,339 19,337 20,080 20,343 8.7 % 9.1 % 9.2 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 168,613 168,858 167,398 155,584 155,267 153,011 13,029 13,591 14,387 7.7 % 8.0 % 8.6 %
Metro North WIA 425,438 423,890 420,582 403,528 400,970 397,189 21,910 22,920 23,393 5.1 % 5.4 % 5.6 %
Metro South/West WIA 501,470 500,209 495,840 477,036 474,258 469,784 24,434 25,951 26,056 4.9 % 5.2 % 5.3 %
North Central WIA 125,684 125,382 125,212 115,854 115,221 114,445 9,830 10,161 10,767 7.8 % 8.1 % 8.6 %
North Shore WIA 217,498 216,912 215,791 203,309 202,295 200,590 14,189 14,617 15,201 6.5 % 6.7 % 7.0 %
South Shore WIA 288,515 287,208 285,428 269,774 268,059 265,573 18,741 19,149 19,855 6.5 % 6.7 % 7.0 %