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Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment

Massachusetts and Workforce Development Areas

(Data not seasonally adjusted)
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Massachusetts 3,812,500 3,820,500 3,644,700 3,714,100 3,710,800 3,534,100 98,400 109,700 110,600 2.6 % 2.9 % 3.0 %
Berkshire County WDA 65,707 66,167 64,195 63,612 64,031 61,964 2,095 2,136 2,231 3.2 % 3.2 % 3.5 %
Boston WDA 392,488 393,090 373,565 383,224 382,442 363,087 9,264 10,648 10,478 2.4 % 2.7 % 2.8 %
Bristol County WDA 199,182 199,895 191,172 193,279 193,375 184,561 5,903 6,520 6,611 3.0 % 3.3 % 3.5 %
Brockton WDA 138,002 137,959 131,771 134,085 133,477 127,415 3,917 4,482 4,356 2.8 % 3.2 % 3.3 %
Cape & Islands WDA 128,245 132,723 123,423 123,651 128,729 118,367 4,594 3,994 5,056 3.6 % 3.0 % 4.1 %
Central MA WDA 328,184 327,193 312,877 319,354 317,263 303,228 8,830 9,930 9,649 2.7 % 3.0 % 3.1 %
Franklin/Hampshire WDA 141,814 141,674 136,721 138,535 138,017 133,099 3,279 3,657 3,622 2.3 % 2.6 % 2.6 %
Greater Lowell WDA 161,780 162,231 154,673 157,643 157,549 149,986 4,137 4,682 4,687 2.6 % 2.9 % 3.0 %
Greater New Bedford WDA 118,560 119,017 113,661 114,481 114,466 108,826 4,079 4,551 4,835 3.4 % 3.8 % 4.3 %
Hampden County WDA 231,892 231,798 223,464 223,600 222,577 214,403 8,292 9,221 9,061 3.6 % 4.0 % 4.1 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WDA 192,022 192,630 183,678 186,510 186,384 177,437 5,512 6,246 6,241 2.9 % 3.2 % 3.4 %
Metro North WDA 485,439 485,893 461,973 475,566 474,594 450,577 9,873 11,299 11,396 2.0 % 2.3 % 2.5 %
Metro South/West WDA 540,182 541,036 515,763 529,003 528,165 502,933 11,179 12,871 12,830 2.1 % 2.4 % 2.5 %
North Central WDA 141,712 141,396 135,556 137,923 137,201 131,304 3,789 4,195 4,252 2.7 % 3.0 % 3.1 %
North Shore WDA 239,786 239,685 229,319 233,846 233,083 222,664 5,940 6,602 6,655 2.5 % 2.8 % 2.9 %
South Shore WDA 307,813 308,113 292,896 300,082 299,429 284,280 7,731 8,684 8,616 2.5 % 2.8 % 2.9 %
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