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 3,634,800 3,573,500 3,616,200 3,479,200 3,437,800 3,427,500 155,600 135,700 188,800 4.3 % 3.8 % 5.2 %
Berkshire County WDA 67,109 65,002 66,676 63,979 62,166 63,022 3,130 2,836 3,654 4.7 % 4.4 % 5.5 %
Boston WDA 366,401 359,938 362,506 350,856 346,857 344,036 15,545 13,081 18,470 4.2 % 3.6 % 5.1 %
Bristol County WDA 190,610 188,000 190,077 181,332 179,862 178,673 9,278 8,138 11,404 4.9 % 4.3 % 6.0 %
Brockton WDA 131,391 130,065 130,642 125,016 124,557 122,980 6,375 5,508 7,662 4.9 % 4.2 % 5.9 %
Cape & Islands WDA 138,140 127,305 137,444 132,538 121,841 130,401 5,602 5,464 7,043 4.1 % 4.3 % 5.1 %
Central MA WDA 311,073 307,852 310,261 297,055 295,747 293,274 14,018 12,105 16,987 4.5 % 3.9 % 5.5 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 134,752 134,129 135,853 129,062 129,318 129,068 5,690 4,811 6,785 4.2 % 3.6 % 5.0 %
Greater Lowell WDA 151,956 150,060 151,230 145,142 144,041 142,967 6,814 6,019 8,263 4.5 % 4.0 % 5.5 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 115,978 113,077 115,684 109,761 107,526 107,943 6,217 5,551 7,741 5.4 % 4.9 % 6.7 %
Hampden County WDA 220,378 219,984 222,908 207,427 208,621 207,327 12,951 11,363 15,581 5.9 % 5.2 % 7.0 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 183,746 180,627 182,606 175,212 173,010 172,028 8,534 7,617 10,578 4.6 % 4.2 % 5.8 %
Metro North WDA 456,692 449,411 452,223 440,792 435,756 432,884 15,900 13,655 19,339 3.5 % 3.0 % 4.3 %
Metro South/West WDA 512,240 503,670 508,108 494,434 488,520 486,516 17,806 15,150 21,592 3.5 % 3.0 % 4.2 %
North Central WDA 133,537 132,063 133,083 127,455 126,758 125,677 6,082 5,305 7,406 4.6 % 4.0 % 5.6 %
North Shore WDA 229,187 225,337 227,958 219,660 216,993 216,434 9,527 8,344 11,524 4.2 % 3.7 % 5.1 %
South Shore WDA 291,652 287,001 288,961 279,467 276,276 274,241 12,185 10,725 14,720 4.2 % 3.7 % 5.1 %