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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,837,100 3,840,700 3,823,200 3,748,400 3,746,100 3,724,400 88,700 94,600 98,800 2.3 % 2.5 % 2.6 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,018 65,257 65,369 63,214 63,467 63,269 1,804 1,790 2,100 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.2 %
Boston WDA 400,006 400,246 397,027 391,591 390,983 387,656 8,415 9,263 9,371 2.1 % 2.3 % 2.4 %
Bristol County WDA 201,768 201,229 200,433 196,403 195,369 194,547 5,365 5,860 5,886 2.7 % 2.9 % 2.9 %
Brockton WDA 139,301 138,822 138,590 135,839 135,079 134,665 3,462 3,743 3,925 2.5 % 2.7 % 2.8 %
Cape & Islands WDA 127,275 132,414 128,035 123,008 128,978 123,428 4,267 3,436 4,607 3.4 % 2.6 % 3.6 %
Central MA WDA 323,465 322,880 325,891 315,455 314,268 317,055 8,010 8,612 8,836 2.5 % 2.7 % 2.7 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 144,181 143,934 143,290 141,227 140,695 139,998 2,954 3,239 3,292 2.0 % 2.3 % 2.3 %
Greater Lowell WDA 162,497 162,688 162,189 158,706 158,656 158,029 3,791 4,032 4,160 2.3 % 2.5 % 2.6 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 117,838 117,811 118,044 114,081 113,784 113,969 3,757 4,027 4,075 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.5 %
Hampden County WDA 236,359 235,820 234,453 228,881 227,844 226,117 7,478 7,976 8,336 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 190,505 190,801 191,057 185,512 185,448 185,517 4,993 5,353 5,540 2.6 % 2.8 % 2.9 %
Metro North WDA 492,148 492,192 488,493 483,389 482,635 478,528 8,759 9,557 9,965 1.8 % 1.9 % 2.0 %
Metro South/West WDA 542,760 542,899 539,784 532,965 532,077 528,594 9,795 10,822 11,190 1.8 % 2.0 % 2.1 %
North Central WDA 142,944 142,397 142,987 139,432 138,713 139,171 3,512 3,684 3,816 2.5 % 2.6 % 2.7 %
North Shore WDA 241,026 241,364 239,782 235,751 235,659 233,821 5,275 5,705 5,961 2.2 % 2.4 % 2.5 %
South Shore WDA 310,015 309,916 307,788 302,976 302,430 300,030 7,039 7,486 7,758 2.3 % 2.4 % 2.5 %
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