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 3,499,100 3,481,700 3,456,000 3,268,100 3,243,800 3,210,300 231,000 237,900 245,700 6.6 % 6.8 % 7.1 %
Berkshire County WIA 69,896 70,162 70,220 64,906 64,980 64,964 4,990 5,182 5,256 7.1 % 7.4 % 7.5 %
Boston WIA 323,894 322,597 319,245 305,913 303,691 299,864 17,981 18,906 19,381 5.6 % 5.9 % 6.1 %
Bristol County WIA 198,862 197,385 197,269 179,685 178,529 176,559 19,177 18,856 20,710 9.6 % 9.6 % 10.5 %
Brockton WIA 126,646 125,858 125,179 117,729 116,742 115,693 8,917 9,116 9,486 7.0 % 7.2 % 7.6 %
Cape & Islands WIA 130,393 129,435 128,168 118,083 116,358 115,372 12,310 13,077 12,796 9.4 % 10.1 % 10.0 %
Central MA WIA 293,262 291,930 291,089 272,463 270,609 268,819 20,799 21,321 22,270 7.1 % 7.3 % 7.7 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,725 135,988 135,302 128,579 127,647 126,966 8,146 8,341 8,336 6.0 % 6.1 % 6.2 %
Greater Lowell WIA 149,118 148,348 147,666 139,528 138,565 137,129 9,590 9,783 10,537 6.4 % 6.6 % 7.1 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 110,312 109,651 109,260 99,245 98,115 97,236 11,067 11,536 12,024 10.0 % 10.5 % 11.0 %
Hampden County WIA 223,608 222,544 221,680 204,664 203,142 201,785 18,944 19,402 19,895 8.5 % 8.7 % 9.0 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 169,551 168,422 167,648 156,579 155,342 153,292 12,972 13,080 14,356 7.7 % 7.8 % 8.6 %
Metro North WIA 427,672 425,734 420,783 406,685 403,732 398,643 20,987 22,002 22,140 4.9 % 5.2 % 5.3 %
Metro South/West WIA 504,154 501,675 496,180 480,502 477,212 471,322 23,652 24,463 24,858 4.7 % 4.9 % 5.0 %
North Central WIA 126,482 125,727 125,357 116,782 115,876 114,799 9,700 9,851 10,558 7.7 % 7.8 % 8.4 %
North Shore WIA 218,551 217,576 215,764 204,828 203,372 201,247 13,723 14,204 14,517 6.3 % 6.5 % 6.7 %
South Shore WIA 289,974 288,702 285,165 271,901 269,904 266,571 18,073 18,798 18,594 6.2 % 6.5 % 6.5 %