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)
CSV of this data
Location Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
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Massachusetts 3,612,800 3,603,700 3,525,400 3,454,900 3,455,000 3,328,000 157,900 148,600 197,300 4.4 % 4.1 % 5.6 %
Berkshire County WIA 65,614 64,810 65,429 62,474 61,628 61,238 3,140 3,182 4,191 4.8 % 4.9 % 6.4 %
Boston WIA 360,722 359,475 350,887 345,755 346,132 332,321 14,967 13,343 18,566 4.1 % 3.7 % 5.3 %
Bristol County WIA 191,416 190,722 187,861 181,666 181,095 175,382 9,750 9,627 12,479 5.1 % 5.0 % 6.6 %
Brockton WIA 131,166 131,910 127,735 124,842 125,970 119,716 6,324 5,940 8,019 4.8 % 4.5 % 6.3 %
Cape & Islands WIA 128,170 123,304 126,997 121,756 116,509 119,190 6,414 6,795 7,807 5.0 % 5.5 % 6.1 %
Central MA WIA 314,031 312,911 304,304 299,723 299,343 286,237 14,308 13,568 18,067 4.6 % 4.3 % 5.9 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 136,076 136,727 133,594 130,679 131,652 126,844 5,397 5,075 6,750 4.0 % 3.7 % 5.1 %
Greater Lowell WIA 151,665 151,332 147,531 144,758 144,867 138,846 6,907 6,465 8,685 4.6 % 4.3 % 5.9 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 113,932 114,023 112,758 107,302 107,437 104,365 6,630 6,586 8,393 5.8 % 5.8 % 7.4 %
Hampden County WIA 224,657 225,887 221,059 211,433 213,416 204,461 13,224 12,471 16,598 5.9 % 5.5 % 7.5 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 180,150 179,827 176,436 171,121 171,330 165,169 9,029 8,497 11,267 5.0 % 4.7 % 6.4 %
Metro North WIA 452,491 451,357 439,742 436,425 436,942 419,861 16,066 14,415 19,881 3.6 % 3.2 % 4.5 %
Metro South/West WIA 509,295 508,371 494,418 491,815 492,380 473,279 17,480 15,991 21,139 3.4 % 3.1 % 4.3 %
North Central WIA 134,027 133,864 130,485 127,754 127,789 122,476 6,273 6,075 8,009 4.7 % 4.5 % 6.1 %
North Shore WIA 228,939 229,164 223,111 219,281 220,169 211,107 9,658 8,995 12,004 4.2 % 3.9 % 5.4 %
South Shore WIA 290,478 289,979 283,015 278,091 278,379 267,536 12,387 11,600 15,479 4.3 % 4.0 % 5.5 %