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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,813,800 3,833,100 3,777,400 3,714,300 3,713,600 3,654,200 99,500 119,600 123,200 2.6 % 3.1 % 3.3 %
Berkshire County WDA 64,214 65,260 64,226 62,030 62,594 61,435 2,184 2,666 2,791 3.4 % 4.1 % 4.3 %
Boston WDA 396,540 398,440 391,478 387,742 388,432 380,802 8,798 10,008 10,676 2.2 % 2.5 % 2.7 %
Bristol County WDA 200,105 201,235 198,764 193,727 193,155 190,825 6,378 8,080 7,939 3.2 % 4.0 % 4.0 %
Brockton WDA 138,146 138,993 136,943 134,318 134,427 132,099 3,828 4,566 4,844 2.8 % 3.3 % 3.5 %
Cape & Islands WDA 127,198 125,114 126,053 122,146 118,028 120,095 5,052 7,086 5,958 4.0 % 5.7 % 4.7 %
Central MA WDA 322,763 326,035 323,161 313,828 315,352 312,110 8,935 10,683 11,051 2.8 % 3.3 % 3.4 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 143,497 143,530 140,770 140,009 139,254 136,501 3,488 4,276 4,269 2.4 % 3.0 % 3.0 %
Greater Lowell WDA 162,187 162,776 160,598 158,071 157,835 155,398 4,116 4,941 5,200 2.5 % 3.0 % 3.2 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 117,382 117,885 116,102 113,212 112,532 110,736 4,170 5,353 5,366 3.6 % 4.5 % 4.6 %
Hampden County WDA 234,871 235,316 230,633 226,453 225,383 220,345 8,418 9,933 10,288 3.6 % 4.2 % 4.5 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 190,343 191,568 190,331 184,716 185,080 183,284 5,627 6,488 7,047 3.0 % 3.4 % 3.7 %
Metro North WDA 488,402 490,593 482,001 478,633 479,487 470,066 9,769 11,106 11,935 2.0 % 2.3 % 2.5 %
Metro South/West WDA 538,561 541,927 533,643 527,556 528,942 519,698 11,005 12,985 13,945 2.0 % 2.4 % 2.6 %
North Central WDA 142,468 143,617 140,725 138,386 138,563 135,738 4,082 5,054 4,987 2.9 % 3.5 % 3.5 %
North Shore WDA 239,506 241,187 237,751 233,496 234,021 230,367 6,010 7,166 7,384 2.5 % 3.0 % 3.1 %
South Shore WDA 307,635 309,636 304,271 299,991 300,485 294,701 7,644 9,151 9,570 2.5 % 3.0 % 3.1 %
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