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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,834,200 3,821,200 3,724,600 3,694,700 3,719,200 3,570,400 139,500 102,000 154,300 3.6 % 2.7 % 4.1 %
Berkshire County WDA 66,755 66,186 65,511 63,651 63,795 62,017 3,104 2,391 3,494 4.6 % 3.6 % 5.3 %
Boston WDA 397,129 395,957 385,188 385,265 386,947 372,197 11,864 9,010 12,991 3.0 % 2.3 % 3.4 %
Bristol County WDA 201,865 200,345 196,754 192,456 194,068 185,975 9,409 6,277 10,779 4.7 % 3.1 % 5.5 %
Brockton WDA 138,455 138,389 134,726 133,033 134,439 128,807 5,422 3,950 5,919 3.9 % 2.9 % 4.4 %
Cape & Islands WDA 127,560 128,247 123,098 119,001 122,705 113,882 8,559 5,542 9,216 6.7 % 4.3 % 7.5 %
Central MA WDA 327,382 325,865 319,573 315,059 316,695 306,276 12,323 9,170 13,297 3.8 % 2.8 % 4.2 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 142,928 143,761 137,786 138,029 140,253 132,588 4,899 3,508 5,198 3.4 % 2.4 % 3.8 %
Greater Lowell WDA 163,155 161,479 158,706 157,223 157,124 152,317 5,932 4,355 6,389 3.6 % 2.7 % 4.0 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 119,116 118,204 115,392 112,776 113,874 107,634 6,340 4,330 7,758 5.3 % 3.7 % 6.7 %
Hampden County WDA 234,142 235,077 226,506 222,523 226,359 213,773 11,619 8,718 12,733 5.0 % 3.7 % 5.6 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 192,355 190,771 188,363 184,722 185,079 179,896 7,633 5,692 8,467 4.0 % 3.0 % 4.5 %
Metro North WDA 488,356 487,306 473,817 475,580 477,656 459,445 12,776 9,650 14,372 2.6 % 2.0 % 3.0 %
Metro South/West WDA 540,557 538,958 525,447 525,871 527,864 509,179 14,686 11,094 16,268 2.7 % 2.1 % 3.1 %
North Central WDA 144,205 143,208 139,233 138,455 139,000 132,934 5,750 4,208 6,299 4.0 % 2.9 % 4.5 %
North Shore WDA 240,837 240,054 234,534 232,491 233,902 225,446 8,346 6,152 9,088 3.5 % 2.6 % 3.9 %
South Shore WDA 308,831 307,395 300,009 298,096 299,445 288,018 10,735 7,950 11,991 3.5 % 2.6 % 4.0 %
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