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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,816,400 3,886,900 3,795,800 3,705,800 3,776,800 3,680,400 110,600 110,100 115,400 2.9 % 2.8 % 3.0 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,271 68,313 65,433 63,165 66,171 63,227 2,106 2,142 2,206 3.2 % 3.1 % 3.4 %
Boston WDA 396,514 403,363 393,235 385,556 392,536 382,030 10,958 10,827 11,205 2.8 % 2.7 % 2.8 %
Bristol County WDA 200,003 202,570 198,654 193,283 195,608 191,803 6,720 6,962 6,851 3.4 % 3.4 % 3.4 %
Brockton WDA 137,775 139,588 136,927 133,416 135,120 132,225 4,359 4,468 4,702 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.4 %
Cape & Islands WDA 138,353 152,120 137,147 134,607 148,472 133,237 3,746 3,648 3,910 2.7 % 2.4 % 2.9 %
Central MA WDA 320,247 324,423 321,966 310,140 314,316 311,548 10,107 10,107 10,418 3.2 % 3.1 % 3.2 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 142,447 143,076 141,242 138,553 139,237 137,348 3,894 3,839 3,894 2.7 % 2.7 % 2.8 %
Greater Lowell WDA 161,978 164,849 160,913 157,258 160,055 156,016 4,720 4,794 4,897 2.9 % 2.9 % 3.0 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 118,589 120,751 117,791 113,991 116,060 112,954 4,598 4,691 4,837 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.1 %
Hampden County WDA 233,363 234,596 231,052 223,990 224,662 221,318 9,373 9,934 9,734 4.0 % 4.2 % 4.2 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 189,035 193,332 190,111 182,879 187,225 183,511 6,156 6,107 6,600 3.3 % 3.2 % 3.5 %
Metro North WDA 487,167 495,576 483,596 475,938 484,555 471,586 11,229 11,021 12,010 2.3 % 2.2 % 2.5 %
Metro South/West WDA 537,965 546,533 534,568 525,020 534,144 521,110 12,945 12,389 13,458 2.4 % 2.3 % 2.5 %
North Central WDA 141,689 143,377 140,988 137,391 138,988 136,505 4,298 4,389 4,483 3.0 % 3.1 % 3.2 %
North Shore WDA 239,017 242,440 237,371 232,351 235,993 230,349 6,666 6,447 7,022 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.0 %
South Shore WDA 306,966 312,015 304,768 298,325 303,631 295,617 8,641 8,384 9,151 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.0 %
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