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 3,670,000 3,635,100 3,615,800 3,521,400 3,479,500 3,428,500 148,600 155,600 187,300 4.0 % 4.3 % 5.2 %
Berkshire County WDA 68,252 67,178 67,923 65,351 64,054 64,329 2,901 3,124 3,594 4.3 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Boston WDA 369,764 366,465 363,151 355,093 350,906 344,891 14,671 15,559 18,260 4.0 % 4.2 % 5.0 %
Bristol County WDA 191,593 190,685 189,405 182,433 181,408 177,779 9,160 9,277 11,626 4.8 % 4.9 % 6.1 %
Brockton WDA 131,945 131,299 130,397 125,762 124,919 122,624 6,183 6,380 7,773 4.7 % 4.9 % 6.0 %
Cape & Islands WDA 146,760 138,065 144,931 141,631 132,470 138,240 5,129 5,595 6,691 3.5 % 4.1 % 4.6 %
Central MA WDA 312,254 311,273 306,899 298,777 297,260 289,891 13,477 14,013 17,008 4.3 % 4.5 % 5.5 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 135,099 134,733 133,971 129,784 129,043 127,357 5,315 5,690 6,614 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.9 %
Greater Lowell WDA 152,749 151,832 151,168 146,053 145,018 142,963 6,696 6,814 8,205 4.4 % 4.5 % 5.4 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 117,861 115,911 116,365 111,742 109,699 108,448 6,119 6,212 7,917 5.2 % 5.4 % 6.8 %
Hampden County WDA 221,374 220,337 220,814 208,672 207,385 204,724 12,702 12,952 16,090 5.7 % 5.9 % 7.3 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 184,848 183,682 182,171 176,803 175,148 171,602 8,045 8,534 10,569 4.4 % 4.6 % 5.8 %
Metro North WDA 460,996 456,766 452,616 446,061 440,856 433,845 14,935 15,910 18,771 3.2 % 3.5 % 4.1 %
Metro South/West WDA 516,608 512,271 507,659 499,992 494,464 486,964 16,616 17,807 20,695 3.2 % 3.5 % 4.1 %
North Central WDA 134,285 133,506 132,197 128,267 127,432 124,642 6,018 6,074 7,555 4.5 % 4.5 % 5.7 %
North Shore WDA 230,908 229,425 226,642 222,003 219,906 215,339 8,905 9,519 11,303 3.9 % 4.1 % 5.0 %
South Shore WDA 294,639 291,688 289,517 282,959 279,506 274,875 11,680 12,182 14,642 4.0 % 4.2 % 5.1 %