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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,836,900 3,814,100 3,789,900 3,717,400 3,714,500 3,665,300 119,500 99,600 124,600 3.1 % 2.6 % 3.3 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,415 64,164 65,305 63,032 61,982 62,684 2,383 2,182 2,621 3.6 % 3.4 % 4.0 %
Boston WDA 398,459 396,332 392,816 386,883 387,529 380,967 11,576 8,803 11,849 2.9 % 2.2 % 3.0 %
Bristol County WDA 200,950 199,807 199,287 193,626 193,429 191,658 7,324 6,378 7,629 3.6 % 3.2 % 3.8 %
Brockton WDA 138,452 138,182 136,812 133,840 134,350 131,899 4,612 3,832 4,913 3.3 % 2.8 % 3.6 %
Cape & Islands WDA 134,453 127,394 132,080 129,633 122,340 126,959 4,820 5,054 5,121 3.6 % 4.0 % 3.9 %
Central MA WDA 323,788 323,167 323,717 312,947 314,224 312,536 10,841 8,943 11,181 3.3 % 2.8 % 3.5 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 143,631 143,860 140,277 139,470 140,368 136,095 4,161 3,492 4,182 2.9 % 2.4 % 3.0 %
Greater Lowell WDA 163,097 162,027 160,905 158,043 157,911 155,624 5,054 4,116 5,281 3.1 % 2.5 % 3.3 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 118,705 117,260 116,065 113,755 113,090 110,798 4,950 4,170 5,267 4.2 % 3.6 % 4.5 %
Hampden County WDA 235,120 235,576 229,941 224,998 227,154 219,376 10,122 8,422 10,565 4.3 % 3.6 % 4.6 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 192,047 190,329 191,589 185,410 184,692 184,457 6,637 5,637 7,132 3.5 % 3.0 % 3.7 %
Metro North WDA 489,936 488,146 482,832 477,576 478,374 470,271 12,360 9,772 12,561 2.5 % 2.0 % 2.6 %
Metro South/West WDA 540,854 538,429 534,495 527,129 527,419 520,247 13,725 11,010 14,248 2.5 % 2.0 % 2.7 %
North Central WDA 143,041 142,463 141,158 138,410 138,376 136,303 4,631 4,087 4,855 3.2 % 2.9 % 3.4 %
North Shore WDA 240,543 239,500 238,082 233,257 233,486 230,606 7,286 6,014 7,476 3.0 % 2.5 % 3.1 %
South Shore WDA 308,421 307,461 304,520 299,354 299,812 294,828 9,067 7,649 9,692 2.9 % 2.5 % 3.2 %
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