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
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Massachusetts 3,572,900 3,551,300 3,557,700 3,407,900 3,385,700 3,371,200 165,000 165,600 186,500 4.6 % 4.7 % 5.2 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,180 65,256 65,117 61,476 61,568 61,054 3,704 3,688 4,063 5.7 % 5.7 % 6.2 %
Boston WDA 359,416 357,074 356,996 345,382 343,315 341,313 14,034 13,759 15,683 3.9 % 3.9 % 4.4 %
Bristol County WDA 189,642 188,381 188,640 178,580 177,118 175,836 11,062 11,263 12,804 5.8 % 6.0 % 6.8 %
Brockton WDA 131,384 130,787 129,626 124,833 124,282 122,222 6,551 6,505 7,404 5.0 % 5.0 % 5.7 %
Cape & Islands WDA 119,859 118,691 118,279 110,561 108,993 107,766 9,298 9,698 10,513 7.8 % 8.2 % 8.9 %
Central MA WDA 308,363 306,788 308,236 293,700 292,113 291,500 14,663 14,675 16,736 4.8 % 4.8 % 5.4 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 134,374 133,337 134,828 128,675 127,656 128,433 5,699 5,681 6,395 4.2 % 4.3 % 4.7 %
Greater Lowell WDA 149,398 148,880 149,102 142,224 141,850 141,224 7,174 7,030 7,878 4.8 % 4.7 % 5.3 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 113,738 113,157 112,987 106,083 105,128 104,083 7,655 8,029 8,904 6.7 % 7.1 % 7.9 %
Hampden County WDA 221,325 219,913 222,596 207,488 206,032 206,935 13,837 13,881 15,661 6.3 % 6.3 % 7.0 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 181,417 180,085 178,933 172,232 170,977 168,445 9,185 9,108 10,488 5.1 % 5.1 % 5.9 %
Metro North WDA 449,079 446,436 446,597 433,738 431,035 429,197 15,341 15,401 17,400 3.4 % 3.4 % 3.9 %
Metro South/West WDA 503,221 499,946 500,899 485,889 482,695 481,611 17,332 17,251 19,288 3.4 % 3.5 % 3.9 %
North Central WDA 132,468 131,592 132,414 125,792 124,906 124,787 6,676 6,686 7,627 5.0 % 5.1 % 5.8 %
North Shore WDA 226,006 224,591 225,907 216,122 214,641 214,886 9,884 9,950 11,021 4.4 % 4.4 % 4.9 %
South Shore WDA 288,023 286,404 286,567 275,137 273,396 271,945 12,886 13,008 14,622 4.5 % 4.5 % 5.1 %