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)
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Massachusetts 3,565,400 3,584,800 3,526,400 3,352,800 3,367,500 3,279,800 212,600 217,300 246,600 6.0 % 6.1 % 7.0 %
Berkshire County WIA 72,035 73,568 71,867 67,921 69,270 67,196 4,114 4,298 4,671 5.7 % 5.8 % 6.5 %
Boston WIA 332,635 334,171 327,440 311,830 312,747 303,583 20,805 21,424 23,857 6.3 % 6.4 % 7.3 %
Bristol County WIA 197,970 198,188 197,404 183,070 183,267 179,091 14,900 14,921 18,313 7.5 % 7.5 % 9.3 %
Brockton WIA 128,197 128,856 126,959 119,467 119,963 117,141 8,730 8,893 9,818 6.8 % 6.9 % 7.7 %
Cape & Islands WIA 162,007 163,604 161,493 154,800 156,170 153,176 7,207 7,434 8,317 4.4 % 4.5 % 5.2 %
Central MA WIA 297,581 297,996 292,720 278,251 278,099 270,349 19,330 19,897 22,371 6.5 % 6.7 % 7.6 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 130,124 131,099 129,466 122,934 123,400 120,952 7,190 7,699 8,514 5.5 % 5.9 % 6.6 %
Greater Lowell WIA 149,711 151,804 149,227 140,369 142,436 138,573 9,342 9,368 10,654 6.2 % 6.2 % 7.1 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 112,690 112,974 113,105 103,274 103,547 101,629 9,416 9,427 11,476 8.4 % 8.3 % 10.1 %
Hampden County WIA 222,653 223,736 221,614 204,935 205,543 201,296 17,718 18,193 20,318 8.0 % 8.1 % 9.2 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 170,445 171,948 170,510 158,221 159,940 156,087 12,224 12,008 14,423 7.2 % 7.0 % 8.5 %
Metro North WIA 435,666 437,385 427,968 414,551 415,772 403,588 21,115 21,613 24,380 4.8 % 4.9 % 5.7 %
Metro South/West WIA 512,876 515,413 504,028 489,818 491,531 477,471 23,058 23,882 26,557 4.5 % 4.6 % 5.3 %
North Central WIA 126,150 126,930 126,023 117,456 118,072 115,661 8,694 8,858 10,362 6.9 % 7.0 % 8.2 %
North Shore WIA 221,711 222,712 218,296 208,856 209,813 204,144 12,855 12,899 14,152 5.8 % 5.8 % 6.5 %
South Shore WIA 292,926 294,421 288,327 277,066 277,908 269,881 15,860 16,513 18,446 5.4 % 5.6 % 6.4 %