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 3,582,100 3,572,700 3,550,500 3,444,100 3,407,700 3,383,100 138,000 165,000 167,300 3.9 % 4.6 % 4.7 %
Berkshire County WDA 64,524 65,190 64,037 61,478 61,481 60,459 3,046 3,709 3,578 4.7 % 5.7 % 5.6 %
Boston WDA 361,196 359,434 356,722 348,719 345,393 341,672 12,477 14,041 15,050 3.5 % 3.9 % 4.2 %
Bristol County WDA 188,854 189,560 187,647 180,096 178,495 176,881 8,758 11,065 10,766 4.6 % 5.8 % 5.7 %
Brockton WDA 131,474 131,315 129,241 125,868 124,766 122,528 5,606 6,549 6,713 4.3 % 5.0 % 5.2 %
Cape & Islands WDA 122,314 119,977 120,917 115,855 110,687 113,228 6,459 9,290 7,689 5.3 % 7.7 % 6.4 %
Central MA WDA 307,944 308,470 306,529 295,666 293,805 291,304 12,278 14,665 15,225 4.0 % 4.8 % 5.0 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 134,604 134,266 134,580 129,828 128,567 128,851 4,776 5,699 5,729 3.5 % 4.2 % 4.3 %
Greater Lowell WDA 150,117 149,378 148,656 144,051 142,213 141,341 6,066 7,165 7,315 4.0 % 4.8 % 4.9 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 113,158 113,740 112,466 107,189 106,081 105,074 5,969 7,659 7,392 5.3 % 6.7 % 6.6 %
Hampden County WDA 221,533 221,096 221,719 209,912 207,262 207,714 11,621 13,834 14,005 5.2 % 6.3 % 6.3 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 181,129 181,360 178,283 173,350 172,172 168,718 7,779 9,188 9,565 4.3 % 5.1 % 5.4 %
Metro North WDA 451,679 449,105 446,521 438,406 433,761 430,271 13,273 15,344 16,250 2.9 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
Metro South/West WDA 506,109 503,304 500,934 491,136 485,961 482,887 14,973 17,343 18,047 3.0 % 3.4 % 3.6 %
North Central WDA 132,323 132,412 131,641 126,787 125,741 124,833 5,536 6,671 6,808 4.2 % 5.0 % 5.2 %
North Shore WDA 226,378 226,025 225,058 217,950 216,136 214,932 8,428 9,889 10,126 3.7 % 4.4 % 4.5 %
South Shore WDA 288,764 288,033 285,506 277,796 275,147 272,425 10,968 12,886 13,081 3.8 % 4.5 % 4.6 %