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 3,584,800 3,550,300 3,535,400 3,367,600 3,350,100 3,276,800 217,200 200,200 258,700 6.1 % 5.6 % 7.3 %
Berkshire County WIA 73,664 72,654 73,349 69,369 68,543 68,350 4,295 4,111 4,999 5.8 % 5.7 % 6.8 %
Boston WIA 334,290 330,286 328,518 312,953 310,730 303,260 21,337 19,556 25,258 6.4 % 5.9 % 7.7 %
Bristol County WIA 198,439 197,019 196,416 183,437 183,884 178,383 15,002 13,135 18,033 7.6 % 6.7 % 9.2 %
Brockton WIA 128,940 127,790 126,888 120,059 119,688 116,561 8,881 8,102 10,327 6.9 % 6.3 % 8.1 %
Cape & Islands WIA 162,309 152,229 163,752 154,894 145,057 154,838 7,415 7,172 8,914 4.6 % 4.7 % 5.4 %
Central MA WIA 297,922 297,251 292,482 278,049 279,021 268,964 19,873 18,230 23,518 6.7 % 6.1 % 8.0 %
Franklin/Hampshire WIA 131,181 132,508 130,140 123,482 125,260 120,955 7,699 7,248 9,185 5.9 % 5.5 % 7.1 %
Greater Lowell WIA 151,712 150,213 149,592 142,360 141,567 138,452 9,352 8,646 11,140 6.2 % 5.8 % 7.4 %
Greater New Bedford WIA 112,907 111,877 113,406 103,486 103,169 101,579 9,421 8,708 11,827 8.3 % 7.8 % 10.4 %
Hampden County WIA 223,924 223,782 221,523 205,746 207,592 200,808 18,178 16,190 20,715 8.1 % 7.2 % 9.4 %
Lower Merrimack Valley WIA 172,076 171,111 170,766 160,081 160,154 156,131 11,995 10,957 14,635 7.0 % 6.4 % 8.6 %
Metro North WIA 437,585 433,607 429,187 416,043 413,093 403,159 21,542 20,514 26,028 4.9 % 4.7 % 6.1 %
Metro South/West WIA 515,565 511,028 505,691 491,660 488,822 477,025 23,905 22,206 28,666 4.6 % 4.3 % 5.7 %
North Central WIA 126,869 126,612 125,889 117,985 118,641 115,147 8,884 7,971 10,742 7.0 % 6.3 % 8.5 %
North Shore WIA 222,816 220,780 218,821 209,914 208,669 203,654 12,902 12,111 15,167 5.8 % 5.5 % 6.9 %
South Shore WIA 294,573 291,567 289,039 278,090 276,198 269,517 16,483 15,369 19,522 5.6 % 5.3 % 6.8 %