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)
CSV of this data
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Massachusetts 3,644,400 3,667,800 3,609,200 3,464,200 3,487,900 3,391,400 180,100 179,900 217,800 4.9 % 4.9 % 6.0 %
Berkshire County WIA 67,939 67,918 68,197 64,466 64,418 63,873 3,473 3,500 4,324 5.1 % 5.2 % 6.3 %
Boston WIA 365,101 366,616 359,580 347,619 349,066 338,317 17,482 17,550 21,263 4.8 % 4.8 % 5.9 %
Bristol County WIA 191,866 193,688 190,310 180,633 182,750 176,565 11,233 10,938 13,745 5.9 % 5.6 % 7.2 %
Brockton WIA 131,089 132,272 130,085 123,650 124,995 121,077 7,439 7,277 9,008 5.7 % 5.5 % 6.9 %
Cape & Islands WIA 141,446 137,010 145,257 135,023 130,317 137,575 6,423 6,693 7,682 4.5 % 4.9 % 5.3 %
Central MA WIA 312,968 317,298 308,277 296,547 301,040 288,291 16,421 16,258 19,986 5.2 % 5.1 % 6.5 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 134,718 137,002 134,012 128,364 130,558 126,454 6,354 6,444 7,558 4.7 % 4.7 % 5.6 %
Greater Lowell WIA 152,183 153,522 151,059 144,308 145,679 141,477 7,875 7,843 9,582 5.2 % 5.1 % 6.3 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 115,201 115,561 115,691 107,561 108,151 106,547 7,640 7,410 9,144 6.6 % 6.4 % 7.9 %
Hampden County WIA 223,003 226,004 222,892 207,460 211,095 204,288 15,543 14,909 18,604 7.0 % 6.6 % 8.3 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 181,864 183,450 180,580 171,716 173,372 168,367 10,148 10,078 12,213 5.6 % 5.5 % 6.8 %
Metro North WIA 456,276 458,608 449,171 438,275 440,216 427,238 18,001 18,392 21,933 3.9 % 4.0 % 4.9 %
Metro South/West WIA 513,225 516,689 505,155 493,343 496,166 481,571 19,882 20,523 23,584 3.9 % 4.0 % 4.7 %
North Central WIA 133,803 135,380 132,696 126,488 128,277 123,836 7,315 7,103 8,860 5.5 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
North Shore WIA 230,372 232,215 227,185 219,513 221,221 213,952 10,859 10,994 13,233 4.7 % 4.7 % 5.8 %
South Shore WIA 293,337 294,541 289,081 279,283 280,535 272,003 14,054 14,006 17,078 4.8 % 4.8 % 5.9 %