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
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,603,300 3,564,700 3,509,000 3,409,300 3,366,700 3,277,900 194,000 198,100 231,100 5.4 % 5.6 % 6.6 %
Berkshire County WIA 66,416 65,802 65,316 62,194 61,504 60,214 4,222 4,298 5,102 6.4 % 6.5 % 7.8 %
Boston WIA 358,173 355,156 348,900 341,947 337,972 329,706 16,226 17,184 19,194 4.5 % 4.8 % 5.5 %
Bristol County WIA 192,259 189,959 188,125 178,952 176,789 172,212 13,307 13,170 15,913 6.9 % 6.9 % 8.5 %
Brockton WIA 132,128 129,966 128,661 124,461 122,136 119,526 7,667 7,830 9,135 5.8 % 6.0 % 7.1 %
Cape & Islands WIA 121,650 121,223 118,152 110,477 110,098 105,446 11,173 11,125 12,706 9.2 % 9.2 % 10.8 %
Central MA WIA 314,120 309,676 304,608 296,831 292,078 283,676 17,289 17,598 20,932 5.5 % 5.7 % 6.9 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,429 134,131 132,586 129,828 127,204 124,734 6,601 6,927 7,852 4.8 % 5.2 % 5.9 %
Greater Lowell WIA 151,030 149,375 147,047 142,821 140,963 137,176 8,209 8,412 9,871 5.4 % 5.6 % 6.7 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 115,927 114,336 112,110 106,434 105,054 100,965 9,493 9,282 11,145 8.2 % 8.1 % 9.9 %
Hampden County WIA 226,851 222,471 221,520 210,486 205,566 201,847 16,365 16,905 19,673 7.2 % 7.6 % 8.9 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 179,786 178,611 174,981 169,001 167,551 162,216 10,785 11,060 12,765 6.0 % 6.2 % 7.3 %
Metro North WIA 448,986 444,955 437,878 430,838 426,361 416,157 18,148 18,594 21,721 4.0 % 4.2 % 5.0 %
Metro South/West WIA 505,213 501,231 492,110 485,627 480,912 468,645 19,586 20,319 23,465 3.9 % 4.1 % 4.8 %
North Central WIA 134,383 132,935 130,687 126,477 124,967 121,071 7,906 7,968 9,616 5.9 % 6.0 % 7.4 %
North Shore WIA 229,446 227,543 223,070 217,902 215,654 209,224 11,544 11,889 13,846 5.0 % 5.2 % 6.2 %
South Shore WIA 290,247 287,334 283,247 274,836 271,851 265,104 15,411 15,483 18,143 5.3 % 5.4 % 6.4 %