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 3,670,800 3,634,400 3,584,500 3,528,100 3,482,200 3,427,000 142,700 152,100 157,500 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.4 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,400 65,011 64,277 62,124 61,546 60,751 3,276 3,465 3,526 5.0 % 5.3 % 5.5 %
Boston WDA 375,054 371,165 364,011 362,917 358,403 350,579 12,137 12,762 13,432 3.2 % 3.4 % 3.7 %
Bristol County WDA 192,843 191,034 189,499 183,202 180,640 178,953 9,641 10,394 10,546 5.0 % 5.4 % 5.6 %
Brockton WDA 133,455 132,117 130,031 127,799 126,204 123,765 5,656 5,913 6,266 4.2 % 4.5 % 4.8 %
Cape & Islands WDA 121,219 119,828 119,051 113,293 110,886 110,208 7,926 8,942 8,843 6.5 % 7.5 % 7.4 %
Central MA WDA 314,884 311,663 308,936 302,137 298,134 294,952 12,747 13,529 13,984 4.0 % 4.3 % 4.5 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 137,048 135,798 135,028 132,104 130,671 129,602 4,944 5,127 5,426 3.6 % 3.8 % 4.0 %
Greater Lowell WDA 155,515 154,081 151,199 149,380 147,593 144,355 6,135 6,488 6,844 3.9 % 4.2 % 4.5 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 116,243 115,006 113,660 109,672 107,797 106,357 6,571 7,209 7,303 5.7 % 6.3 % 6.4 %
Hampden County WDA 226,526 225,485 223,108 214,820 212,890 209,920 11,706 12,595 13,188 5.2 % 5.6 % 5.9 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 185,019 182,976 181,103 177,009 174,549 172,331 8,010 8,427 8,772 4.3 % 4.6 % 4.8 %
Metro North WDA 464,286 459,433 450,613 451,051 445,269 435,963 13,235 14,164 14,650 2.9 % 3.1 % 3.3 %
Metro South/West WDA 519,709 513,893 505,438 504,225 497,670 488,886 15,484 16,223 16,552 3.0 % 3.2 % 3.3 %
North Central WDA 135,622 134,262 133,121 129,856 128,201 126,756 5,766 6,061 6,365 4.3 % 4.5 % 4.8 %
North Shore WDA 231,677 229,231 227,180 223,254 220,268 217,746 8,423 8,963 9,434 3.6 % 3.9 % 4.2 %
South Shore WDA 296,293 293,402 288,183 285,213 281,522 275,870 11,080 11,880 12,313 3.7 % 4.0 % 4.3 %