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 3,548,600 3,575,800 3,473,800 3,377,800 3,388,200 3,241,700 170,800 187,500 232,100 4.8 % 5.2 % 6.7 %
Berkshire County WIA 70,774 70,966 70,256 67,061 67,113 65,384 3,713 3,853 4,872 5.2 % 5.4 % 6.9 %
Boston WIA 330,576 333,583 322,344 315,681 316,261 302,360 14,895 17,322 19,984 4.5 % 5.2 % 6.2 %
Bristol County WIA 198,037 198,977 195,881 185,681 186,213 178,420 12,356 12,764 17,461 6.2 % 6.4 % 8.9 %
Brockton WIA 128,314 129,546 125,810 121,695 122,128 116,971 6,619 7,418 8,839 5.2 % 5.7 % 7.0 %
Cape & Islands WIA 135,555 138,443 132,610 126,864 129,921 121,523 8,691 8,522 11,087 6.4 % 6.2 % 8.4 %
Central MA WIA 296,949 299,151 290,625 281,736 282,389 269,767 15,213 16,762 20,858 5.1 % 5.6 % 7.2 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,810 138,472 134,340 130,713 131,910 126,233 6,097 6,562 8,107 4.5 % 4.7 % 6.0 %
Greater Lowell WIA 151,844 152,239 147,838 144,676 144,321 138,255 7,168 7,918 9,583 4.7 % 5.2 % 6.5 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 110,876 111,733 109,621 103,294 103,616 98,974 7,582 8,117 10,647 6.8 % 7.3 % 9.7 %
Hampden County WIA 225,270 227,145 221,261 210,719 211,660 202,419 14,551 15,485 18,842 6.5 % 6.8 % 8.5 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 170,910 171,895 168,960 161,380 161,455 155,845 9,530 10,440 13,115 5.6 % 6.1 % 7.8 %
Metro North WIA 435,703 439,121 424,320 419,673 420,440 401,963 16,030 18,681 22,357 3.7 % 4.3 % 5.3 %
Metro South/West WIA 513,906 517,673 500,675 495,925 497,159 475,607 17,981 20,514 25,068 3.5 % 4.0 % 5.0 %
North Central WIA 127,216 127,894 125,573 120,255 120,446 116,023 6,961 7,448 9,550 5.5 % 5.8 % 7.6 %
North Shore WIA 222,153 223,457 217,001 211,820 212,024 203,076 10,333 11,433 13,925 4.7 % 5.1 % 6.4 %
South Shore WIA 293,740 295,476 286,634 280,619 281,169 268,846 13,121 14,307 17,788 4.5 % 4.8 % 6.2 %