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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,623,600 3,624,100 3,583,700 3,504,700 3,504,700 3,485,000 118,800 119,400 98,700 3.3 % 3.3 % 2.8 %
Berkshire County WDA 63,387 63,529 63,661 60,962 61,179 61,626 2,425 2,350 2,035 3.8 % 3.7 % 3.2 %
Boston WDA 371,503 371,356 366,332 360,297 359,812 356,974 11,206 11,544 9,358 3.0 % 3.1 % 2.6 %
Bristol County WDA 188,709 188,517 187,867 181,569 181,359 181,956 7,140 7,158 5,911 3.8 % 3.8 % 3.1 %
Brockton WDA 131,499 131,044 130,284 126,795 126,235 126,376 4,704 4,809 3,908 3.6 % 3.7 % 3.0 %
Cape & Islands WDA 123,940 127,932 121,277 118,543 123,586 116,820 5,397 4,346 4,457 4.4 % 3.4 % 3.7 %
Central MA WDA 308,880 307,986 307,625 298,465 297,385 298,810 10,415 10,601 8,815 3.4 % 3.4 % 2.9 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 134,954 134,582 133,553 131,080 130,658 130,279 3,874 3,924 3,274 2.9 % 2.9 % 2.5 %
Greater Lowell WDA 152,396 152,322 151,190 147,321 147,155 146,868 5,075 5,167 4,322 3.3 % 3.4 % 2.9 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 114,766 114,775 111,724 109,594 109,710 107,571 5,172 5,065 4,153 4.5 % 4.4 % 3.7 %
Hampden County WDA 223,524 222,588 220,548 213,594 212,653 212,379 9,930 9,935 8,169 4.4 % 4.5 % 3.7 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 182,297 182,498 180,410 175,619 175,721 174,776 6,678 6,777 5,634 3.7 % 3.7 % 3.1 %
Metro North WDA 460,409 459,998 454,323 448,242 447,560 444,279 12,167 12,438 10,044 2.6 % 2.7 % 2.2 %
Metro South/West WDA 513,629 513,267 507,978 499,967 499,233 496,997 13,662 14,034 10,981 2.7 % 2.7 % 2.2 %
North Central WDA 133,011 132,717 131,951 128,442 128,117 128,156 4,569 4,600 3,795 3.4 % 3.5 % 2.9 %
North Shore WDA 228,745 228,575 226,489 221,565 221,376 220,445 7,180 7,199 6,044 3.1 % 3.1 % 2.7 %
South Shore WDA 292,696 292,413 288,496 283,331 282,920 280,665 9,365 9,493 7,831 3.2 % 3.2 % 2.7 %
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