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 3,669,700 3,670,300 3,604,200 3,530,100 3,521,800 3,433,400 139,600 148,500 170,800 3.8 % 4.0 % 4.7 %
Berkshire County WDA 67,858 68,350 67,323 65,191 65,447 64,024 2,667 2,903 3,299 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.9 %
Boston WDA 369,730 369,731 361,862 355,947 355,063 345,329 13,783 14,668 16,533 3.7 % 4.0 % 4.6 %
Bristol County WDA 192,083 191,694 188,874 183,376 182,539 178,239 8,707 9,155 10,635 4.5 % 4.8 % 5.6 %
Brockton WDA 131,926 131,965 129,861 126,144 125,779 122,824 5,782 6,186 7,037 4.4 % 4.7 % 5.4 %
Cape & Islands WDA 146,235 146,761 143,915 141,482 141,647 137,888 4,753 5,114 6,027 3.3 % 3.5 % 4.2 %
Central MA WDA 311,885 312,161 306,809 299,201 298,685 291,269 12,684 13,476 15,540 4.1 % 4.3 % 5.1 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 135,394 135,237 133,326 130,519 129,917 127,468 4,875 5,320 5,858 3.6 % 3.9 % 4.4 %
Greater Lowell WDA 153,074 152,901 150,622 146,844 146,204 143,097 6,230 6,697 7,525 4.1 % 4.4 % 5.0 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 117,269 117,756 115,650 111,423 111,635 108,385 5,846 6,121 7,265 5.0 % 5.2 % 6.3 %
Hampden County WDA 222,143 221,621 219,964 210,303 208,908 205,197 11,840 12,713 14,767 5.3 % 5.7 % 6.7 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 184,928 184,878 181,860 177,143 176,831 171,997 7,785 8,047 9,863 4.2 % 4.4 % 5.4 %
Metro North WDA 460,997 460,964 451,450 446,946 446,028 434,285 14,051 14,936 17,165 3.0 % 3.2 % 3.8 %
Metro South/West WDA 516,263 516,691 506,083 500,659 500,092 487,469 15,604 16,599 18,614 3.0 % 3.2 % 3.7 %
North Central WDA 134,319 134,228 131,851 128,674 128,210 124,982 5,645 6,018 6,869 4.2 % 4.5 % 5.2 %
North Shore WDA 231,011 230,777 226,058 222,637 221,871 215,718 8,374 8,906 10,340 3.6 % 3.9 % 4.6 %
South Shore WDA 294,605 294,619 288,697 283,630 282,942 275,220 10,975 11,677 13,477 3.7 % 4.0 % 4.7 %