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 3,542,300 3,527,800 3,469,700 3,361,300 3,309,400 3,231,100 181,000 218,400 238,600 5.1 % 6.2 % 6.9 %
Berkshire County WIA 70,779 70,858 69,816 67,222 66,563 65,111 3,557 4,295 4,705 5.0 % 6.1 % 6.7 %
Boston WIA 330,199 328,030 323,010 312,838 307,135 300,596 17,361 20,895 22,414 5.3 % 6.4 % 6.9 %
Bristol County WIA 196,004 196,921 194,022 184,130 181,859 178,031 11,874 15,062 15,991 6.1 % 7.6 % 8.2 %
Brockton WIA 128,062 127,325 125,945 120,791 118,415 116,594 7,271 8,910 9,351 5.7 % 7.0 % 7.4 %
Cape & Islands WIA 141,159 148,192 138,518 134,409 140,552 129,681 6,750 7,640 8,837 4.8 % 5.2 % 6.4 %
Central MA WIA 296,088 294,122 288,930 279,868 274,461 267,608 16,220 19,661 21,322 5.5 % 6.7 % 7.4 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 137,453 134,789 134,548 131,187 127,337 126,354 6,266 7,452 8,194 4.6 % 5.5 % 6.1 %
Greater Lowell WIA 150,557 149,654 147,078 142,834 140,260 136,830 7,723 9,394 10,248 5.1 % 6.3 % 7.0 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 110,580 111,281 109,736 102,871 101,928 99,220 7,709 9,353 10,516 7.0 % 8.4 % 9.6 %
Hampden County WIA 225,715 224,367 220,980 210,820 206,495 202,085 14,895 17,872 18,895 6.6 % 8.0 % 8.6 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 170,061 169,519 167,669 159,953 157,117 153,811 10,108 12,402 13,858 5.9 % 7.3 % 8.3 %
Metro North WIA 434,659 430,556 424,376 415,892 408,308 399,619 18,767 22,248 24,757 4.3 % 5.2 % 5.8 %
Metro South/West WIA 511,713 507,478 499,256 491,426 482,965 472,315 20,287 24,513 26,941 4.0 % 4.8 % 5.4 %
North Central WIA 126,342 125,739 124,170 119,184 117,039 114,385 7,158 8,700 9,785 5.7 % 6.9 % 7.9 %
North Shore WIA 220,547 219,170 215,925 209,672 205,901 201,530 10,875 13,269 14,395 4.9 % 6.1 % 6.7 %
South Shore WIA 291,924 289,771 285,734 278,122 273,022 267,328 13,802 16,749 18,406 4.7 % 5.8 % 6.4 %